Webinar: Italy goes to the polls – what will it mean for the EU?

On Sunday 25 September Italy held national elections. Power shifted to the right, and the far-right Fratelli d’Italia (‘Brothers of Italy’) became the largest party. What will the consequences be for Italian politics? And what will it mean for the EU to have a populist right government ruling the third most populous member state, with the third-largest economy?

Ahead of the poll, a SIEPS webinar brought together experts on Italian and European politics to answer these questions, and to discuss, more generally, the role of the EU in Italian politics and Italian politics in the EU. In the coming days SIEPS will publish an analysis of the results and the impact they are likely to have on the EU.


  • 22 September 2022 15:00 - 16:00
  • Giovanni Capoccia, Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Oxford
  • Manuela Moschella, Associate Professor of International Political Economy, Scuola Normale Superiore
  • Caterina Froio, Assistant Professor in Political Science, Sciences Po
  • Göran von Sydow, Director of SIEPS