ABC.net: “Confusion reigns as EU finance talks delayed”

Malan: “We are not ready to receive lessons from people who have higher unemployment or much bigger risk with Greece than us” When Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Nicolas Sarkozy were asked at the weekend if they had received assurances from Mr Berlusconi about reducing Italy’s public debt, the pair gave knowing glances…

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The Telegraph: “Debt Crisis as it happened”

Lucio Malan, from Silvio Berlusconi’s People of Freedom Party, is up next. On the Italian people’s reaction to Italy’s austerity measures, he says: “We didn’t have an especially negative reaction – of course people want to have more money and less taxes but most Italian people understand we need to do what is needed in…

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Why Israel: “Christians for Israel Italy and ECI organize historical Meeting in the Senate building in Rome”

Approximately 130 Italian politicians, Church leaders and journalists met in Rome on June 30th for a symposium on the theme: Israel, Palestine and the “Arab Spring” – Geo-political aspects in the changing Middle East. […] The symposium was organized by ‘Christians for Israel Italy’, in partnership with the ‘European Coalition for Israel’ and Italian Senator…

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The Telegraph: “Denmark’s defiance over frontier controls has left European Union bordering on crisis”

Malan: “We do need a realistic European illegal immigration policy” Italy is particularly under pressure from North African immigration, with refugees arriving by the hundred on the island of Lampedusa. Lucio Malan, a senator from Italy’s governing People’s Freedom Party, said: “As long as we don’t have a realistic European policy about illegal immigration, of…

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BBC News: “Is Schengen dying?”

A Labour MEP has warned that European Union States have weakened the Schengen Treaty on open borders by failing to agree on common asylum procedures. Speaking on the programme, Claude Moraes said that burden sharing on the issue would have stopped the “weakening” of Schengen. His comments come as the EU Commission President Jose Barroso…

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Jerusalem Post: “Italian Senator sings Israel’s praises”

“Telling the truth is the first duty of anyone in a position of responsibility,” Italian Senator Lucio Malan tells the ‘Post.’ “Italian Senator Lucio Malan was in Israel on Tuesday to receive an award recognizing his commitment to defending the State of Israel. The fourth annual ‘All Nations Convocation’Government Leadership Award was bestowed on Malan…

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BBC News. “Immigrants have ‘No right’ to enter France”

Lucio Malan (PDL): “La UE ci criticava perché troppo severi con immigrati. Ora siamo criticati perché dovremmo esserlo di più. Ci vuole una riforma” Tension between France and Italy is growing, after the Italians allowed migrants from Tunisia to cross the border into France. Jacques Myard, French MP with Nicolas Sarkozy’s Union for a Popular…

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BBC News: “Migrants fleeing North Africa turmoil land on Lampedusa”

Malan: “Lampedusa non e’ solo un problema italiano” Replicando all’intervistatore che ricordava che molti arrivano anche in altri Stati membri della UE, Malan ha detto: “Le condizioni in cui arrivano in Italia sono ben diverse: spesso sono in pericolo di vita, senza cibo, e andiamo a soccorrerli in mare aperto, diversamente da quanto altri fanno.…

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BBC News: “Purple People challenge Berlusconi”

“They represent something”, says Senator Lucio Malan, a member of Mr Berlusconi’s ruling People of Freedom Party. “If there are thousands turning up to their rallies, it means there are many more who are thinking like them”, he says. “We understand the frustrations and we must address it”, he adds. Articolo integrale

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