European liberals have rejected on Monday the alliance project in Community Parliament with Movement 5 Stars (M5S) in Italy, an anti-European alliance, as AFP informed.
‘I have concluded that there are not enough guarantees to achieve a joint program in order to reform Europe’, concluded on Monday evening the president of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), Guy Verhofstadt, in an official statement.
‘There are not sufficient points of agreement to comply with M5S’ request to join ALDE. There are still too many differences on some crucial European issues’, admitted Verhofstadt, who will run for president of the European Parliament on January 17th.
M5S supporters have voted online on Sunday and Monday morning, with a large majority (78,5%) in favor of joining their party to ALDE in the EU Parliament and separating from UKIP supporter of Brexit.
However, militants of the Italian movement expressed their skepticism, regretting the sharp turn of M5S, which until now was holding a referendum regarding the exit of Italy from the eurozone.
The Liberals have received the proposal with great skepticism, if not indignation.
The Italian M5S should break any relationship with the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and should join the Liberals in the European Parliament, affirmed Beppe Grillo on Sunday, founder of anti-European Italian party.
Grillo made these affirmations on his blog, saying that the party he leads is in talks with ALDE group and asked all the members to vote in an online poll.
M5S appeared in 2009 and quickly became the most important opposition party in Italy. It doesn’t have a clear political ideology, but focuses on denouncing political corruption.