The Other Europe

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The Other Europe
L'Altra Europa
Chairman Massimo Torelli
Founded 5 March 2014
Headquarters Rome, Italy
Ideology Democratic socialism
Political position Left-wing
European Parliament group GUE/NGL
Colours      Red
Chamber of Deputies
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European Parliament
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Alexis Tsipras speaks during The Other Europe rally in Bologna.

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 President of the European Commission.[2]


In the 2014 EP election the list obtained 4.0% of the vote, just above the 4% threshold, and 3 elects to the European Parliament: Eleonora Forenza (Communist Refoundation Party), Curzio Maltese (independent, later Left Ecology Freedom) and Barbara Spinelli (independent). After the election, they joined the European United Left–Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) Group

In May 2015 Spinelli left AET, becoming an independent MEP within the GUE/NGL Group.[3]

In July 2015 two senators, Fabrizio Bocchino and Francesco Campanella, elected in the 2013 general election with the Five Star Movement and later founding members of the short-lived Italy Work in Progress party, launched a sub-group named "The Other Europe with Tsipras" within the Mixed Group of the Senate. In March 2016 the sub-group was folded into Italian Left, which had been launched primarily by Left Ecology Freedom and dissidents of the Democratic Party.


AET 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] The alliance is composed of the following parties:[5][6][7]

Party Main ideology Leader
Left Ecology Freedom (SEL) Democratic socialism Nichi Vendola
Communist Refoundation Party (PRC) Communism Paolo Ferrero
Greens of South Tyrol Green politics Giorgio Zanvettor
Labour Party (PL) Socialism Cesare Salvi
Civil Action (AC) Anti-corruption Antonio Ingroia
Pirate Party (PP) Pirate politics Luca Cappelletti
Independence Republic of Sardinia (IRS) Sardinian nationalism Gavino Sale



Advisory Committee[edit]

Current members:

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
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  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. 

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