Matteo Salvini

Why does Italy change governments so much?
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Why does Italy change governments so much?

Five Star Movement and centre-left Democrats agree unlikely coalition
29 Aug 2019
Italy’s nationalist Lega party blunders into opposition
ROME, ITALY- AUGUST 27: Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte leaves from Chigi palace during the consultations days for the formation of the new government, on August 27, 2019 in Rome, Italy
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Italy’s nationalist Lega party blunders into opposition

After last-gasp negotiations, Giuseppe Conte will lead a new coalition as PM, sidelining Matteo Salvini’s right-wing League
29 Aug 2019
Instant Opinion: ‘The chicken shop campaign is tragic'
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Instant Opinion: ‘The chicken shop campaign is tragic'

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 16th August
16 Aug 2019
Why Italians who rescue refugees face €1m fine
Migrants wait to be rescued by the Aquarius NGO rescue ship in the Mediterranean Sea
Daily Briefing

Why Italians who rescue refugees face €1m fine

Boat captains may also be arrested and their vessels confiscated for carrying stranded migrants
7 Aug 2019
Italy’s ruling party accused of taking illegal Russian money
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In Brief

Italy’s ruling party accused of taking illegal Russian money

Investigation launched into whether far-right League sought funds from Russian oil deal
12 Jul 2019
Brexit Party and Poland dash hopes of Eurosceptic bloc in EU
Matteo Salvini
In Brief

Brexit Party and Poland dash hopes of Eurosceptic bloc in EU

Differing priorities make collaboration among populist groups difficult
6 Jun 2019
How would Italy’s ‘parallel currency’ work?
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In Brief

How would Italy’s ‘parallel currency’ work?

Deputy prime minister hints at nuclear fiscal option in defiant riposte to EU ultimatum
31 May 2019

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Salvini ‘kidnapping’ case splits Italy’s ruling coalition
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Salvini ‘kidnapping’ case splits Italy’s ruling coalition

Deputy prime minister will not be tried over refusal to allow 177 asylum seekers to disembark from rescue ship
21 Mar 2019
Why France and Italy have fallen out
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In Depth

Why France and Italy have fallen out

Relations between the two Western powers at lowest point since Second World War
11 Feb 2019
Matteo Salvini: Italy’s deputy PM facing kidnapping charge
Matteo Salvini
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Matteo Salvini: Italy’s deputy PM facing kidnapping charge

Far-right interior minister stands by decision to hold 177 migrants on boat
25 Jan 2019
Italy’s budget turmoil reaches climax
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Italy’s budget turmoil reaches climax

Finance minister threatens to resign as populist party’s pledge to ‘end poverty’ brings them into conflict with EU
28 Sep 2018
Italy’s interior minister faces kidnap charge
Italy's interior minister Matteo Salvini appearing on a television talk show
In Brief

Italy’s interior minister faces kidnap charge

Far-right leader under investigation after 100 migrants confined on a rescue ship
28 Aug 2018
How Matteo Salvini is creating a ‘climate of hate’ in Italy
Matteo Salvini
In Depth

How Matteo Salvini is creating a ‘climate of hate’ in Italy

The coalition government minister and League leader has been condemned for anti-immigration policies
31 Jul 2018
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