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.
What was the Italian referendum on constitutional reforms really about?Read more
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?Read more
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?Read more
Può sembrare un paradosso, ma per me ecologista italiano la crisi che tormenta da mesi i Verdi francesi è una condizione invidiabile.Read more
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”.Read more
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”.Read more
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.Read more