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Yesterday, the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 ORE published an APPEAL TO REVIEW THE GREEK MEMORANDUM I am supporting with some collagues and intellectuals. Greece is on the brink of the abyss. The country is facing a recession, unemployment is dramatically high, the political system is at risk of implosion and popular anger is growing.… » read more

Posted by Gianni PITTELLA MEP

Cura te ipsum

Cura te ipsum (“Take care of your own self!”) is a latin injunction, urging physicians to care for and heal themselves. Europe is undermined by the financial speculation, the Greek crisis and the banking turmoil in Spain. More particularly, Europe is contaminated with a virus coming from its political elites: the political indolence of its… » read more

Posted by Gianni PITTELLA MEP

An intelligent Europe?

Is Europe intelligent? Some years ago Romano Prodi said that the Stability Pact was stupid.. I was thinking about Prodi´s sentence today when some high-ranked European military officials explained me that Europe has not yet developed a common intelligence service. While Nato has its own intelligence agency, the EU lacks it and needs the help… » read more

Posted by Gianni PITTELLA MEP

Before it is too late.

The risk of a Greek default is growing. There is no time to lose. The default will hit Greece hard but also Italy will be affected. It is not easy to estimate immediate losses from a Greek default for Italy. If we make a comparison with France, we can have an idea on how much… » read more

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The cold shower

According to some newspapers, the sherpa of the Eu Commission are reflecting on how better organizing the Greek exit from the Eurozone. This rumour has destabilised the financial markets: the Stock markets went dramatically down. What is it playing at? Weren’t we all committed to do everything possible to avoid a Greek default? Instead of… » read more

Posted by Gianni PITTELLA MEP