Italian centre-right MEP Fabrizio Bertot, a member of Forza Italia, caused a stir in the ranks of the European People’s Party last week with an event at the European Parliament about a book on Italy’s terrorism in the 1960s and 1970s. According to its preface, the book, by Gabriele Adinolfi, proffers a “restless questioning of Communism’s place in Western Europe”. Adinolfi is known in Italy and in France to be well-anchored in the far-right. He founded the radical Terza Posizione in 1978, together with Roberto Fiore, who in 2008 was an MEP, succeeding Alessandra Mussolini, the granddaughter of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, when she left to join the Italian parliament. A flyer for the event carried the EPP group’s logo, which put the cat among the group pigeons. Bertot was instructed to remove the group logo from publicity about the event and there is now an internal review of how to stop the EPP from being associated with their MEPs’ less palatable views and interests.