The Other Europe

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The Other Europe
L'Altra Europa
Chairman Massimo Torelli
Founded 5 March 2014
Headquarters Rome, Italy
Political position Left-wing
International affiliation None
European Parliament group GUE/NGL
Colours      Red
Chamber of Deputies
0 / 630
2 / 315
European Parliament
2 / 73
Politics of Italy
Political parties

The Other Europe (Italian: L'Altra Europa), whose full name is The Other Europe with Tsipras (L'Altra Europa con Tsipras)[1] is a left-wing political alliance in Italy, which took part to the 2014 European Parliament election in support of Alexis Tsipras, the candidate of the Party of the European Left for the European Commission.[2]

The list obtained 4.0% of the vote, just above the 4% threshold, and 3 MEPs.

On 15 May 2015 Barbara Spinelli leaves The Other Europe becoming an independent MEP.[3]

In July 2015 the senators Fabrizio Bocchino and Francesco Campanella (former M5S and ILC) found the component "The Other Europe with Tsipras" in the mixed group of Senate.


The Other Europe was founded on 5 March 2014 in Rome by some Italian intellectuals, Andrea Camilleri, Paolo Flores d'Arcais, Luciano Gallino, Marco Revelli, Barbara Spinelli and Guido Viale.[4] By now the alliance is composed by individual citizens, associations and parties:[5]


Alexis Tsipras speaks during The Other Europe rally in Bologna.

Candidate for the European Commission[edit]

Committee of Guarantors[edit]

Current members:

  • Luciano Gallino (01/02/2014 - present)
  • Marco Revelli (01/02/2014 - present)
  • Barbara Spinelli (01/02/2014 - present)
  • Guido Viale (01/02/2014 - present)
  • Argyris Panagopoulos, in name of Alexis Tsipras (08/02/2014 - present)

Former members:

Electoral results[edit]

European Parliament[edit]

Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
2014 1,108,457 (#6) 4.03
3 / 73

2014 regional elections[edit]

After the European Parliament elections, in a number of regional election leftist alliances ran under similar names:

With Sinistra Ecologia Libertà running separate lists, however, these alliances only succeeded in Emilia-Romagna with Piergiovanni Alleva being elected to the Legislative Assembly of Emilia-Romagna.


  1. ^ ""L’altra Europa con Tsipras", ecco il nome della lista" (in Italian). Europa. 2014-02-18. Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  2. ^ "Nasce "L’altra Europa con Tsipras", la lista della società civile contro l’austerità" (in Italian). Il Fatto Quotidiano. 2014-02-18. Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  3. ^ Barbara Spinelli lascia "L'Altra Europa con Tsipras" e conserva il seggio a Bruxelles
  4. ^ "A sinistra, una lista per Tsipras" (in Italian). il manifesto. 2014-01-17. Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  5. ^ "Verso la lista Tsipras: resoconto della riunione con le associazioni" (in Italian). 2014-02-16. Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  6. ^ "Tutti i candidati de “L’Altra Europa con Tsipras”" (in Italian). 2014-03-06. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  7. ^ "Il Partito Pirata aderisce a L'Altra Europa". Frontiere digitali (in Italian). 2014-04-10. Retrieved 2014-12-27. 
  8. ^ "Europee, i seguaci sardi di Tsipras". La Nuova Sardegna (in Italian). 2014-03-02. Retrieved 2014-12-27. 
  9. ^ "Democrazia Atea dice sì a Tsipras" (in Italian). 2014-02-23. Retrieved 2014-12-27. 

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