Matteo Salvini’s MEPs sitting in the ECR group? Why not? “Of course he is a possible ally, of course he is”, said the co-chair of the European Conservatives and Reformists, Ryszard Legutko, in the margin of the plenary session of the European Parliament. The Hungarian prime minister Vikotor Orban is considering to leave the EPP, … Continue reading ECR available to have Salvini in, co-chair said
Who the MEPs from the League work for? They sit in the European Parliament, but they receive also money from outside. Who is paying Matteo Salvini’s men is not clear, what is certain is that the Italian sovereignists are among the main delegations for extra-activities, a study published yesterday (26 September) revealed. Members of the … Continue reading Salvini’s MEPs are the second delegation for external financing
Giuseppe Conte’s government is over. It is a very hot summer in Italy, as the country has to deal with a huge political crisis. One of the two vice prime ministers, Matteo Salvini, decided to put to an end the current ruling coalition. On Tuesday 20th August, the Senate will held a no-confidence vote against … Continue reading Salvini triggers crisis in Italy because of von der Leyen
The Italian ruling parties were split on Ursula von der Leyen. In the vote which elected the first ever woman at the head of the European Commission, Luigi Di Maio's Five Star Movement (M5S) voted in favour, while Matteo Salvini's the League voted against. Until the very last moment MEPs from the League didn’t take … Continue reading The League voted against von der Leyen: Is a crisis looming in Italy?
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
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
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
The new European Parliament took shape, as the members of the various committees were nominated. First of all the presidents of the political groups decided the numerical composition of the internal bodies, then, according to the available seats, the distribution was made and MEPs were found to fill the posts. Regarding Italy and its 73 … Continue reading A guide to Italian MEPs
Italy is about to provoke Europe by proposing a Commissioner know as a sceptic with regard to the single currency. Each member state has the right of having a commissioner, and Italy will table its proposal as all other countries. The difference is that the name that is being circulated in the last days is … Continue reading Will Rome provoke Brussels by proposing Giorgetti for Commissioner?
Italy gives more than what the Republic receives from Europe. This is the mantra of the two major leading political parties in Italy right now, the League and the Five Stars Movement (M5S). They keep repeating this statement in order to stress how Italy should be given respect by the other European partners. The leaders … Continue reading Italy, net contributor and great beneficiary of the EU