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2018

19

Feb

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Italy’s Northern League pledges mass migrant deportations

Italy’s far-right Northern League has promised to introduce mass deportations of asylum seekers to Africa as part of a radical reshaping of migration policies if it wins next month’s elections. The party, led by Matteo Salvini, would also seek to force asylum courts to disregard the circumstances of a migrant’s journey in any deliberation about […]

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Country: Italy
Source: The Guardian

17

Feb

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Italian police clashes with anti-fascists leaves 7 injured

Italian police have clashed with hundreds of anti-fascist demonstrators in Bologna who were trying to disrupt a planned campaign appearance by the head of the neo-fascist Forza Nuova. The news agency ANSA said six demonstrators and one police officer were injured. Police used tear gas, water cannons and batons on demonstrators who tried to breach […]

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Country: Italy
Source: WTOP

15

Feb

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Italy’s Northern League leader ramps up anti-Muslim rhetoric: ‘Islam is incompatible with our values’

Italy’s Northern League leader has said that “Islam is incompatible” with Italian values and vowed to close all “illegal Islamic centres” in the country. Matteo Salvini, who became leader of the anti-migrant and anti-EU party in 2013, made his comments in Umbertide, an Umbrian town where a major new mosque is being built, on Thursday […]

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Country: Italy
Source: International Business Times

18

Jan

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Italy: Trainee lawyer ejected over Muslim veil

An Italian judge of the Regional Administrative Court (TAR) of Emilia Romagna, demanded today a young lawyer of Moroccan origin to shed the veil that covered her head to participate in a public hearing. In front of the demand of the president of the second section of the TAR, Giancarlo Mozzarelli, based on the obligation […]

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Country: Italy
Source: Prensa Latina

16

Jan

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Northern League leader says Italian society threatened by Islam

Italian culture and society risk being eradicated by Islam, Northern League leader Matteo Salvini, an ally of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, said on Monday as he vowed to halt a migrant “invasion.” His comments came after a prominent League politician faced widespread criticism for saying Italy’s “white race” could be wiped out unless stronger […]

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Country: Italy
Source: The Jerusalem Post

2017

05

Dec

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Flag used by neo-Nazis spotted in Italian police barracks prompts investigation

A German Imperial war flag, appropriated by German neo-Nazis, has been spotted hanging in a Carabinieri dormitory in Florence, triggering an investigation into “a shameful act.” The black-white-and-red flag of the German empire could be seen hanging in the Baldissera barracks of the 6th Battalion ‘Tuscany’ for several days, according to the Ruptly video agency. Alongside […]

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Country: Italy
Source: RT

25

Aug

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Italian police use water cannon against refugees occupying Rome square

Police in riot gear clash with refugees near main train station after about 800 were evicted from office building on Saturday Police using water cannon and batons have clashed with refugees who had occupied a square in Rome in defiance of an order to leave a building where they had been squatting. Television images from […]

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Country: Italy
Source: The Guardian

04

Aug

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Mediterranean migrant arrivals reach 115,109 in 2017; 2,397 Deaths

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 115,109 migrants, including refugees, entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 2 August, with almost 83 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 261,228 arrivals across the region through 2 August 2016. IOM Rome reports that according to official […]

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Country: Italy
Source: IOM , DW World

25

Jul

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EU indecision worsens Italy’s migrant crisis

As the European Union seeks a long-term solution to the refugees crisis, tens of thousands of migrants continue to pour into Italy setting up makeshift camps in cities across the country. Since January, 110,000 immigrants landed in Europe via the Mediterranean. Saddam from Sudan fled to Italy hoping to move north, but encountered problems. “I’ve […]

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Country: Italy
Source: Euronews

30

Jun

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Migrant crisis: Italy threatens to shut ports

Italy has threatened to stop vessels of other countries from bringing migrants to its ports. The warning came as Italy’s EU representative, Maurizio Massari, warned in a letter to the bloc the situation had become “unsustainable”. Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has accused other European nations of “looking the other way”. An estimated 10,000 people are […]

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Country: Italy
Source: BBC News