Italy and Europe must support Pier Luigi Bersani’s proposals to end Italy’s deadlock
Following the Italian parliamentary elections which ended on Monday, there is no clear majority in the Senate for either party. The Partito Democratico (PD), whose MEPs are affiliated to the S&D Group, gained the majority in the lower house. Pier Luigi Bersani of the PD has announced that he will seek support from senators on progressive reforms for the country.
Hannes Swoboda, the president of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, gave his full support to Pier Luigi Bersani:
„The election outcome in Italy is the people’s response to both the single-minded austerity policy Europe has imposed and the stiffened political structures in the country. Italy’s political system needs reforming and I fully support Pier Luigi Bersani’s proposal to improve crucial elements of the political structure. These include the costs of politics, reform of electoral law, strong measures on corruption and social policy, fighting rising poverty and creating jobs and opportunities.
„Pier Luigi Bersani must now have the opportunity to put forward proposals for reform and I sincerely hope that he will be joined and supported by those who were elected to bring change and new political movement to Italy.
„As regards Europe, we must now not succumb to talk of panic and chaos but reassess the EU’s position. Harsh austerity and worsening living standards and opportunities for people played a key role in this election and continue to have an impact on people across Europe.
„Italy now has the possibility of breaking the political stalemate in Italy, as well as in Europe. This is a chance to move forward, listen to people’s concerns and deliver progressive policies to bring more fairness for everyone.“
Italien und Europa müssen Pier Luigi Bersanis Vorschläge unterstützen, um Italien aus der Sackgasse zu führen
Nach den Parlamentswahlen in Italien hat keine Partei eine klare Mehrheit im Senat. Die Partito Democratico (PD), deren Abgeordnete der Sozialdemokratischen Fraktion im Europäischen Parlament angehören, erreichte die Mehrheit im Unterhaus. Pier Luigi Bersani (PD) hat angekündigt, um die Unterstützung der Senatoren für progressive Reformen für das Land werben zu wollen.