Anti-euro Italian opposition party to join ALDE?

 

On Sunday morning, Beppe Grillo, the leader of the main Italian opposition party, the 5 Star Movement, made a shock announcement, indicating that he intends to join the European liberal family, ALDE. If that were to happen, the 5 Star Movement would become the dominating force in the ALDE group in the European Parliament, currently headed by the staunch federalist Guy Verhofstadt.   Continue Reading

Nationalists defy EU condemnation of Russia abuses

VoteWatch Europe has been quoted by BBC World News:

10 June 2015

Anti-EU parties including UKIP have voted against a European Parliament resolution, which condemns Russian human rights abuses.

The strongly-worded, non-binding resolution was passed by a majority of MEPs. It called for a ban on funding of political parties in the EU by non-EU “political or economic stakeholders”. Continue Reading