Between Regional Elections and Italian Leadership (cepAdhoc)

EC Audiovisual Service

Italy recently held regional elections that could have a major impact on European politics as a whole. The elections in Sardinia and Abruzzo have confirmed the strength of the Italian centre-right coalition. However, the right is in a difficult position as it maintains a blatant ambivalence between the anti-European, pro-Trump and pro-Putin positions of Matteo Salvini's Lega and the increasingly pro-EU, pro-NATO and pro-Ukraine positions of Prime Minister Meloni in recent times.


The possibility that Meloni is in some way involved in supporting the re-election of Ursula von der Leyen as President of the European Commission makes the clarification of these ambiguities even more urgent. The European elections in June 2024 could also be decisive for Italy's future position in European and international politics: Meloni has it in his hands what happens next.