The EU Sets New Leaders:Italian Socialist Sassoli Elected EU Parliament Speaker

The European Parliament elected Italian socialist lawmaker David Sassoli on Wednesday as its speaker for the next 2-1/2 years, completing the round of appointments for the bloc’s top jobs after EU elections in May. Sassoli, a 63-year-old former journalist from Florence, has been a lawmaker in the EU parliament for a decade. He replaces another Italian politician, conservative Antonio Tajani, who had been speaker since 2017. Sassoli’s election to the predominantly ceremonial role followed Tuesday’s decision by the bloc’s 28 governments to appoint German conservative Ursula Von der Leyen as European Commission president and France’s Christine Lagarde as European Central Bank head.
In his inaugural speech, Sassoli urged Europeans to counter the “virus” of extreme nationalism and called for a reform of EU rules on migration and political asylum.

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Interestingly, everything is happening in the moment when Italy dodges EU budget discipline.. so, he already has the  first task...

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8 minutes ago, francoba said:

Interestingly, everything is happening in the moment when Italy dodges EU budget discipline.. so, he already has the  first task...

Another one is refugee problem, or as it is now popular to say - migrants. The EU did not do enough to help Italy with this problem? Or, maybe yes? They have helped ultranacinalists to come on the power...

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Obviously, the route has changed :
8500 migrants/refugees arrived to the Balkan countries this year, more than Spain and Italy 
One in three are children
More than 5000 people currently staying in Bosnia and Herzegovina.. 

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Too much challenges are in front of the EU ... Italian comes in turbulent time. The EU concept today is weaker than year ago, weaker than week ago ...

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5 minutes ago, 50 shades of black said:

Too much challenges are in front of the EU ... Italian comes in turbulent time. The EU concept today is weaker than year ago, weaker than week ago ...

I agree . The EU is on the scale ... the hook.

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One important note: Christine Lagarde is now the head of the ECB because EU knows exactly what is round the corner. They are in the big financial gap. Still money printing, Italy in perma-recession, no way out, Greece always close to recession. Weak growth ...

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9 hours ago, pinto said:

Another one is refugee problem, or as it is now popular to say - migrants. The EU did not do enough to help Italy with this problem? Or, maybe yes? They have helped ultranacinalists to come on the power...

What is ultra-nationalist about not allowing in illegal immigrants?!

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