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02-08-2018
THE SUMMER OF EVERY HOPE FOR EUROPE

We should pay tribute to Donald Trump for waking up Europeans. If what is called “populism” is growing up, it is because globalisation, multilateralism, financialisation, digital economy, migrations, have an impact on many men and women who feel marginalised, destined to unemployment. Inequalities are raising and reference points...

04-07-2018
STRASBOURG: VIOTTI’S REPORT ON 2019 DRAFT EU BUDGET

Find here my full intervention before the vote on the Viotti’s report concerning the mandate for the Trilogue on the 2019 draft EU budget. Dear President, Dear Commissioner, Dear Colleagues, I would like to pay tribute to the excellent mandate prepared by our general rapporteur Daniele Viotti. From 12 July onwards, with you Commissioner, we...

04-06-2018
GDPR: A NEW PROTECTION FOR YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Dear readers, The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force on Friday 25 May. Supported and defended in our hemicycle, it aims at protecting your personal data and preserving them from a commercial use. You subscribed to my newsletter by providing me with your e-mail address only. This information is present in my mailing...

18-06-2018
AQUARIUS’ ODYSSEY, TO WAKE EUROPE UP AGAINST MIGRATIONS

By forbidding the landing of 629 migrants rescued by the Aquarius, the Italian Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini launched a stone in the garden of what can be called the “system” now. That “system”, meaning the Member States of the European Union and their means of governance, remained blind in front of migrations’ challenge. Demographers...

30-05-2018
THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND FARMING: A CLEARLY STATED VISION AND A STRONG SIGNAL SENT TO THE COMMISSION

The European Parliament has approved with a large majority (468 votes in favour, 89 abstentions and 123 votes against) the initiative report of the Italian MEP Herbert Dorfmann (EPP) on the future of food and farming. It is a strong signal sent to the European Commission before the publication of its legislative proposals. The ALDE French delegation...