First voting Plenary session, first financial aid to Italy from the new MEPs

The new European legislature started with a multi-million aid to Italy. The European Parliament was in Strasbourg this week for the first Plenary session after the summer break. It was the first time that the new MEPs were called to adopt legislative texts, and on Wednesday (18 September) the Parliament gave the green light to … Continue reading First voting Plenary session, first financial aid to Italy from the new MEPs

Von der Leyen hard to swallow for M5S and the League, but they will vote for her

To vote for or not to vote for her? That is the question for the Italian sovereignist and anti-system members of the European Parliament. On Tuesday 16 July the hemicycle will have to express its verdict on Ursula von der Leyen, the president-designated of the next European Commission, as proposed by the head of state … Continue reading Von der Leyen hard to swallow for M5S and the League, but they will vote for her

Berlusconi’s new political contract with Italians is about EU agenda

After an eighteen years’ break, Silvio Berlusconi signed a new contract with the Italian people. In 2001 he played the highly-publicised card of signing a written document with all the political commitments of his government agenda. The Cavaliere did it live, in one of the biggest TV show in the recent history of the Italian … Continue reading Berlusconi’s new political contract with Italians is about EU agenda

No Italians for the far-left group. It is the second time in the history of the European elections

For the second time in the history of the European elections, the far-left parliamentary group won’t have any Italian member. The vote held last 26 May rewarded four right-wing political forces, plus the Democratic party (PD), sitting within the group of social-democrats (S&D). As a consequence, the European United Left/Nordic Green Left group (most commonly … Continue reading No Italians for the far-left group. It is the second time in the history of the European elections

Pro-European groups seek a ‘working majority’, with a shared agenda already next week

A real majority still does not exist, but technical tests are in progress in order to form what insiders define a “working majority” for the next European Parliament. The announcement made by all major pro-European groups goes to this direction. Politicians of center-right (EPP), social-democrats (S&D), liberals (ALDE) and the Greens declared to have found … Continue reading Pro-European groups seek a ‘working majority’, with a shared agenda already next week