Roberto Castaldi

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Future EU 28-04-2022

Time for the United States of Europe!

We European citizens are scared by the return of war at the heart of Europe. The Russian invasion of Ukraine exposes the weaknesses and dependencies of the European Union and its member states, and their inability to project peace and...
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Future EU 14-04-2022

Letta for a federal Europe

In an essay published by the Italian newspaper Il Foglio Enrico Letta, Secretary of the Democratic Party and former Italian PM, proposes a reform of the Treaties to create seven unions and build a federal Europe.
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Future EU 23-02-2022

Ukraine and the future of Europe: some questions to the EU Member states

One of the priorities of the Conference on the Future of Europe is “EU in the world”. The Ukraine crisis poses many questions about what is and what should be the EU role in the world.  Roberto Castaldi is the...
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Future EU 28-01-2022

Conference on the future of Europe: The fight over its conclusion and follow up

As the works of the Conference on the future of Europe proceed, the clashes within the Conference become apparent. The last plenary provided an interesting example and a clarifying debate. Roberto Castaldi is the editor-in-chief of EURACTIV Italy and the...
Politics 11-01-2022

David Sassoli: A great pro-European and a great president of European Parliament

With David Sassoli, we have lost a great President of the European Parliament and a personality who is part of the Italian pro-European tradition writes Roberto Castaldi.
Future EU 18-11-2021

The future of Europe jeopardised by inaction of ‘pro-Europeans’

The Conference on the Future of Europe is underway but there is a great risk that it will turn out to be a lost opportunity. This is due mainly to the inaction of “pro-European” governments and parties and the European institutions, writes Roberto Castaldi.
Non-discrimination 04-10-2021

Discrimination and Equality Bodies in Italy

According to a survey from Statista in 2019, despite the widespread discrimination, 33 percent of respondents in Italy believed that the efforts made in the country to fight discrimination were moderately effective.
Future EU 11-05-2021

Federalists: Conference on the Future of Europe could kickstart EU reform

Like the Schuman Declaration in 1950, the Conference on the Future of Europe could pave the way for a reform of the EU, the Spinelli Group – which gathers federalist MEPs and national parliamentarians – with the Union of European...
Future EU 26-02-2021

EPP silent over Orban’s flirt with nationalist Brothers of Italy

Europe's biggest political group, the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP), has declined to comment on a letter of support Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbàn sent to Italy’s nationalist party Brothers of Italy, member of another political family, where he cites their shared "Christian and conservative values".
Economy & Jobs 03-09-2020

MEP Olbrycht: Member states may thwart recovery fund over rule of law

The European Parliament will fight to have a say in the oversight of the EU's €750-billion stimulus package, alongside the Council, MEP Jan Olbrycht, co-rapporteur on the EU's next seven-year budget (MFF), told EURACTIV Italy in an interview.
Agrifood 09-07-2020

Food security is not outdated topic, says Italy’s farmers chief

It is wrong to say that ensuring both food security and food safety in Europe is an objective that has already been achieved and can be taken off the table, the chief of Italy's farmers' organisation Confagricoltura told EURACTIV Italy in an interview.
Economy & Jobs 26-05-2020

Italian EU minister: No country questions the need for debt issuance

All EU member states, including the “frugals”, are now convinced that the resources for a virus recovery fund must be found on the market, Italian Minister of European Affairs Enzo Amendola told EURACTIV Italy in an exclusive interview.
Economy & Jobs 20-05-2020

MEP: Macron led Germany to decisions previously ‘unthinkable’

The recent Franco-German proposal for a €500 billion Recovery Fund is the result of French President Emmanuel Macron’s “turning point” last April, MEP Sandro Gozi told EURACTIV.it in an interview. “I place a lot of hope in the European action...
Economy & Jobs 09-05-2020

Conte still ‘cautious’ on ESM but up to Italian parliament to decide activation

Rome remains cautious on using the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) as it was designed to address different shocks. But if the fresh rules governing the new credit line are considered adequate, then it’s up to the Italian parliament to decide...