UKIP and 5-Stars agreed on only 27% of EP votes so far. What unites and what divides them ?

The group of Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) in the European Parliament is mainly formed of the British Independence Party (UKIP), who has 23 Members and the Italian Five Star Movement, who has 17 Members. These two parties have joined forces at the start of the current EP term to form a parliamentary group, which is normally formed by parties that share common values and policy views.

In reaction to an article in the Italian media La Repubblica, we have undertaken an in-depth comparative analysis of the voting records of these two parties. Continue Reading