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Roberto Della Seta

Roberto Della Seta is an Italian journalist and historian. A long-term ecologist, he was president of Legambiente, a leading Italian environmental NGO, from 2003 until 2007 and a member of parliament from 2008 until 2013.

Articles

20.12.2016
Neither Brexit nor Populism: the Italian Referendum was a Personal Defeat for Matteo Renzi

What was the Italian referendum on constitutional reforms really about?

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04.07.2016
Green Observatory: Refugee Crisis

The Green Observatory provides a round-up of perspectives on a current political issue from the Green European Journal’s partners around Europe. This edition focuses its lens on the so-called ‘refugee crisis’: how is this crisis perceived and does the perception at all correlate to facts? Are the new EU proposals responding to the situation and are EU member states willing to shoulder each other?

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28.04.2016
Green Observatory: Brexit

The Green Observatory provides a round-up of perspectives on a current political issue from the Green European Journal’s partners around Europe. This first edition focuses its lens on Brexit: how is the referendum on UK membership being discussed in different countries? And what could be the potential consequences on the ground in the case of a vote to leave the EU?

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17.12.2015
L’ECOLOGIA IN EUROPA: GIGANTE CULTURALE E NANO POLITICO

Può sembrare un paradosso, ma per me ecologista italiano la crisi che tormenta da mesi i Verdi francesi è una condizione invidiabile.

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17.12.2015
“Ecology as a political dwarf and an organisational giant” – A book review of the “Manifeste des Écologistes atterrés”

The state of the French Greens, Europe Écologie Les Verts, is in disarray, and the paradoxical gap between a shrinking Green electorate and ecologically conscious citizens and movements grows. However, the grass is always greener on the other side, especially in the case of Italy, where Green prospects in comparison are bleak. A book review of “Manifeste des écologistes atterrés”.

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07.08.2015
IL Y A VINGT ANS, LA MORT VOLONTAIRE D’ALEX LANGER

Il y a exactement vingt ans, le 3 juillet 1995, Alexander Langer quittait volontairement ce monde en se pendant à un arbricotier à Pian de’ Giullari, tout près de Florence. Il laissa un billet avec ces mots: “Ne soyez pas tristes, continuez ce qui est juste”.

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07.08.2015
Remembering Alex Langer, a real citizen of Europe

Alexander Langer was a political Green pioneer, both in Italy, where he founded the national list of the Greens, as well as at the European level, where he became president of the Greens-EFA group in the European Parliament. In his thinking he radically challenged not only the myth of unlimited economic growth – but also to the notions of ​​progress and thinking in terms of left and right politics.

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