Beppe Grillo

EPP leaders: populism a ‘cancer’ spreading across Europe

Leaders from the European Peoples Party (EPP) meeting in Madrid on Thursday (22 October) warned that populism was a “disease” spreading “like a cancer” in the EU.

EU Elections 2014 30-05-2014

UKIP and 5-Star leaders discuss alliance

Nigel Farage, UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader, met with Beppe Grillo, who heads Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, on Wednesday (28 May) in Brussels to discuss a potential alliance between Eurosceptic parties in the European Parliament.

Elections 08-05-2013

European liberal leader spells out concerns for 2014 elections

The European Union should brace for “chaos” after the European elections a year from now if the surprise victories by renegade, anti-EU parties in recent Italian and British elections are any sign of what is to come, European liberal leader Graham Watson said.

Elections 26-04-2013

Enrico Letta’s burden

A gigantic task awaits Italy's newly-appointed premier, Enrico Letta, and we may hope the young leader proves strong enough to sustain the country's emergence from political deadlock, since there is no alternative, writes Silvia Francescon.

Elections 19-04-2013

Deeply divided Italian MPs fail to elect a president

Italy's parliament failed to elect a new state president in the first two votes on Thursday (18 April) with a centre-left rebellion against leader Pier Luigi Bersani torpedoing his official candidate and prolonging a political stalemate.

Elections 01-03-2013

Italian Five Star MP: EU is ‘unsustainable’ in its current form

INTERVIEW / A newly-elected parliamentarian for the Italian Five Star Movement (5SM), led by former comic Beppe Grillo, told EurActiv that the EU suffered from serious structural flaws, which are "unsustainable" in the long run. The party wants to open a debate on Italy's euro membership.

Elections 28-02-2013

Italy in stalemate as Grillo refuses coalition

Beppe Grillo, leader of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, ruled out a coalition yesterday (27 February) with the Italian centre-left, led by Pier Luigi Bersani. The move comes days after Bersani rejected Silvio Berlusconi’s plea to form a grand coalition, leaving Italy with a political impasse.

Elections 26-02-2013

EU urges Italy to form ‘stable’ government after elections

 After national elections have left Italy severely divided, Brussels on Tuesday expressed its concern over the potential political deadlock that might lead the country to further instability.

Elections 25-02-2013

Italian election plagued by fears of stalemate

Italians finish voting today (25 February) in one of the most closely watched and unpredictable elections in years - and one with high stakes for the eurozone.

Elections 08-06-2012

Italy’s Monti admits loss of big powers’ support

Italian Prime Minister, Mario Monti, admitted yesterday (7 June) that his government has lost the support of Italy’s ‘big powers’ in business and finance.