Gianni Pittella's articles

Graduated in Medicine and Surgery, he is an authoritative expert on European policies and local authorities, internationally recognized. Former President and Vice-President of the European Parliament, he has also been a deputy in Italy and, more recently, a senator. Moreover, he has served as President of the Socialist and Democrats party in the European Parliament. Today, he is the Mayor of his hometown, Lauria, in the province of Potenza. He has an intense editorial activity, with the publication of articles and essays.

european parties
By Gianni Pittella | 19 June 2024

EU top jobs, European Parties’ chess game

The candidacy of Ursula von der Leyen for the presidency of the European Commission is in a critical phase due to the cross-vetoes among the European political groups …

new media
By Gianni Pittella | 16 April 2024

EU analysis and more: a needed new Media

The environment surrounding us and the challenges ahead underscore the crucial importance of the upcoming European elections …

By Gianni Pittella | 08 April 2024

The assessment of the last five years

With the European elections just around the corner, it’s time to assess the past five years of European legislative session.

next generation eu
By Gianni Pittella | 01 March 2024

Defense, Following the Eurobond Scheme of NGEU

Faced with the ongoing uncertainties of the United States, the issue of replicating the eurobond scheme of the Next Generation EU for defense has emerged.

By Gianni Pittella | 20 February 2024

Vox Clamantis in Deserto?

Mario Draghi’s latest intervention offers a crystal-clear analysis of globalization, the great betrayed promises of the post-1989 world, and what should be done today by far-sighted and courageous political leaders.

green deal
By Gianni Pittella | 12 February 2024

The Green Deal is Not Cost-Free

This revolution, called the Green Deal, comes with precise deadlines. Only the naive could think that all this would come at no cost.

By Gianni Pittella | 15 January 2024

Who Commands in Europe?

Who commands in Europe? In the pantheon of European builders, we find, not by chance, Kohl and Mitterrand, Colombo, Delors, Monnet, and Spinelli, and in more recent times, Merkel, Macron, and Draghi.