Irene Tinagli is the new chair of the ECON committee. Another woman for a relevant EU job

Italy and the Democratic Party (PD) conserved the top job in the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON), as the parliamentary body filled the seat left empty by Roberto Gualtieri by electing Irene Tinagli new president on Monday (16 September). Tinagli got the new role by acclamation. Initially elected president of the parliamentary body, … Continue reading Irene Tinagli is the new chair of the ECON committee. Another woman for a relevant EU job

Fact check: Can Gentiloni change the fiscal rules?

Maybe it’s enthusiasm, maybe it’s wishful thinking. Whatever the reason, Patrizia Toia was wrong. On Tuesday (10 September) the Democratic Party (PD) MEP made public remarks containing false information about the European Union. And it’s put on writing, in the press release sent to the press immediately after the official nomination of Paolo Gentiloni as … Continue reading Fact check: Can Gentiloni change the fiscal rules?

The Italian real winner of the European elections is the Democratic Party

The social-democrats got 6 ‘top jobs’ in the new EP, the League none UPDATE 5 September 2019++Please note that the situation described in this article has been little bit changed. On 3 September MEP Giuliano Pisapia, from PD, was elected vice-president of the Constitutional Affair committee. The day after Roberto Gualtieri was proposed as new … Continue reading The Italian real winner of the European elections is the Democratic Party

A guide to the Italian substitute MEPs

In the European Parliament all MEPs have ‘extra-job’ to do, as they are responsible for one or more parliamentary committees of which they are members, plus one or more committees where they work as substitute members whenever needed. In the EU body, in fact, there are ‘official’ members of the European Parliament, and there are … Continue reading A guide to the Italian substitute MEPs

Sassoli and Castaldo: two Italians are the real winners of the new European Parliament

What do David Sassoli and Fabio Massimo Castaldo have in common? Apparently just the fact they are both Italian politicians. But there is much more. They both made the history of Italy in the European Parliament, emerging as the real winners of the first plenary sitting of the new European legislature. The directly elected EU … Continue reading Sassoli and Castaldo: two Italians are the real winners of the new European Parliament

PD’s Gualtieri – the most influential Italian in the European Parliament

Italy has its representative in the Bureau of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D group), and his name is Roberto Gualtieri. He was elected vice-president of the group, together with Eric Andrieu (France), Biljana Borzan (Croatia), Miriam Dalli (Malta), Heléne Fritzon (Sweden), Eero Heinaluoma (Finland), Bernd Lange (Germany), Claude Moraes (United Kingodom), Kati … Continue reading PD’s Gualtieri – the most influential Italian in the European Parliament

PD: De Castro will run again, Costa and Mosca to leave Brussels

The Italian Democratic Party (Partito democratico, or PD) is going to miss key actors on the European scene. Two women, Alessia Mosca and Silvia Costa, announced their intention not to run for the 26 May European elections. So did Paolo De Castro, the agriculture nerd, who was convinced to change his mind and run for … Continue reading PD: De Castro will run again, Costa and Mosca to leave Brussels

Italy – a political laboratory for the EU?

The next European elections could produce an unprecedented outcome for the EU. Many people fear the rise of anti-European movements, and Italy could be country leading in term of (dangerous) political experiments. According to latest polls, the two political parties currently ruling the country are the most supported by the Italian voters. Yes, Matteo Salvini’s … Continue reading Italy – a political laboratory for the EU?