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Rome court says migrant ship #OpenArms can enter Italy’s waters, overriding #Salvini

Rome court says migrant ship #OpenArms can enter Italy’s waters, overriding #Salvini

| August 16, 2019

An administrative court in Rome ruled on Wednesday (14 August) that a Spanish rescue ship carrying around 150 migrants should be allowed to enter Italian territorial waters in defiance of a ban imposed by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, write Crispian Balmer and Catherine MacDonald. Salvini, leader of the far-right League party, quickly responded that he […]

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Italy’s #Salvini snarled in political crisis of his own making

Italy’s #Salvini snarled in political crisis of his own making

| August 16, 2019

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini (pictured), who heads the far-right League party, announced last Thursday (8 August) that he would file a motion of no-confidence in the government and wanted early elections, writes Crispian Balmer. Fast forward a week and the coalition government is still in office, with no clear picture emerging of what […]

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Italy’s #5Star says not seeking deal with #PD to delay elections

Italy’s #5Star says not seeking deal with #PD to delay elections

| August 13, 2019

Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement is not seeking a deal with the opposition to delay new elections, but the timing of the vote must be decided by the head of state, party chief Luigi Di Maio (pictured) said on Monday (12 August), writes Gavin Jones. 5-Star’s erstwhile coalition partner, the far-right League, said last week it […]

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#ItalianSenate called to set debate on #Salvini election bid

#ItalianSenate called to set debate on #Salvini election bid

| August 13, 2019

Right-wing League leader Matteo Salvini’s (pictured) drive for early elections in Italy hit a road bump on Monday (12 August) with parliamentary party leaders failing to decide when the Senate should debate his no-confidence motion in the government, write Gavin Jones and Crispian Balmer. Italian Interior Minister and leader of the League party Matteo Salvini […]

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Italy not thinking about leaving #Euro – Salvini

Italy not thinking about leaving #Euro – Salvini

| August 12, 2019

The leader of Italy’s League Matteo Salvini, who this week pulled the plug on his own governing coalition and called for a snap election, said on Saturday (10 August) leaving the euro was not an option on the table, writes Silvia Aloisi. The La Repubblica daily, which is close to the centre-left opposition, said on […]

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#Salvini quest for snap Italian election faces hurdles

#Salvini quest for snap Italian election faces hurdles

| August 12, 2019

League chief Matteo Salvini’s (pictured) call for snap Italian elections after he turned on his own coalition partner faced mounting resistance on Sunday (11 August), with both his former 5-Star ally and the centre-left opposition seeking to put the brakes on, writes Silvia Aloisi. Salvini’s far-right League on Friday filed a no-confidence motion to bring […]

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#ItalianSenate backs train link with #France, widening coalition rift

#ItalianSenate backs train link with #France, widening coalition rift

| August 9, 2019

The Italian Senate on Wednesday (7 August) rejected a motion by one of the ruling coalition parties, the 5-Star Movement, to block an alpine rail link with France, paving the way for the long-contested project to continue, writes Giuseppe Fonte. The planned line, meant to connect the Italian city of Turin with Lyon in France, […]

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