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Matteo Salvini: Italian politician
Matteo Salvini is an Italian politician who served as Deputy Prime Minister of Italy and Minister of the Interior from 1 June 2018 to 5 September 2019. He has also been Federal Secretary of the Northern League since December 2013. He has been a Senator in the Italian Senate since March 2018. He previously served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the constituency of North-West Italy from 2004 to 2018.

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Looking to moderate image, Italy's Salvini says his League party isn't far right

Italy's Matteo Salvini denied on Thursday that his League party is a far-right group, instead portraying it as a moderate force that wants to broaden its appeal to metropolitan voters who have..
Reuters - Published

Italy's Salvini says might back revoking Atlantia's motorway license

The head of Italy's opposition League party, Matteo Salvini, said on Thursday he would back any move to strip Atlantia of its motorway concession if there were the legal grounds to do so.
Reuters - Published

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Put me on trial, says defiant Salvini [Video]Put me on trial, says defiant Salvini

Italy's former Deputy and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, a powerful right wing figure, is saying that any effort to prosecute him over his past refusal to allow a migrant rescue vessel to dock is..

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Italian Senate votes to lift Salvini’s immunity, paving way for trial over migrant detentions [Video]Italian Senate votes to lift Salvini’s immunity, paving way for trial over migrant detentions

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Italy strips immunity from far-right Salvini [Video]Italy strips immunity from far-right Salvini

Matteo Salvini could now face trial over accusations of illegally detaining migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Italy lifts far-right leader Salvini's immunity over migrant boat [Video]Italy lifts far-right leader Salvini's immunity over migrant boat

Italy's Senate voted Wednesday (February 12) to lift immunity from prosecution from far-right leader Matteo Salvini. The former interior minister could now face trial over his refusal to let migrants..

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Salvini faces key senate vote over 'migrant kidnapping' allegations [Video]Salvini faces key senate vote over 'migrant kidnapping' allegations

Salvini faces key senate vote over 'migrant kidnapping' allegations

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Italy's Salvini fails to win key regional election in Emilia-Romagna [Video]Italy's Salvini fails to win key regional election in Emilia-Romagna

Italy's Salvini fails to win key regional election in Emilia-Romagna

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Italy's Salvini fails to seize left's stronghold [Video]Italy's Salvini fails to seize left's stronghold

Italy's right-wing leader Matteo Salvini failed in his effort to overturn decades of leftist rule in the northern region of Emilia-Romagna on Sunday in an election that he hoped would bring down the..

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Italy regional elections: Salvini fails in left-wing stronghold [Video]Italy regional elections: Salvini fails in left-wing stronghold

League party looks set to lose in Emilia-Romagna, which left has traditionally governed since end of World War II.

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Lorenzo Castellani on France 24: "Salvini is launching a very aggressive campaign in Emilia-Romagna" [Video]Lorenzo Castellani on France 24: "Salvini is launching a very aggressive campaign in Emilia-Romagna"

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Italy's right-wing League party seeks electoral comeback [Video]Italy's right-wing League party seeks electoral comeback

Former deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and his League party are likely to claim power when Italy next holds parliamentary elections.

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Italy's right-wing leader Salvini targets leftist region in key vote [Video]Italy's right-wing leader Salvini targets leftist region in key vote

Italy's right-wing leader Salvini targets leftist region in key vote

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'Sardines' movement in Bologna, Italy hopes to block far-right [Video]'Sardines' movement in Bologna, Italy hopes to block far-right

Thousands of protesters gathered in Bologna in northern Italy ahead of a regional vote on Jan 26 as Salvini hopes to topple the Five-Star Movement.View on euronews

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Italy's Senate lifts Salvini's immunity, paves way for trial

italy's senate lifts salvini's immunity, paves way for trial
Far-right leader Matteo Salvini is set to face charges of illegally detaining migrants at sea after Italian lawmakers voted to strip him of immunity, reports showed. The League leader could face up to..
WorldNews - Published

Italian Senate lifts immunity of defiant Salvini over migrant boat

Italian senators voted on Wednesday to lift immunity for far-right leader Matteo Salvini, opening the way for a potentially career-ending trial over accusations that he illegally detained migrants at..
Reuters - Published

Italian Senate votes to lift Salvini’s immunity, paving way for trial over migrant detentions

Italian senators voted on Wednesday to lift immunity for far-right leader Matteo Salvini, opening the way for a potentially career-ending trial over accusations he illegally detained migrants at sea..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Put me on trial, defiant Salvini says in Italian migrant boat case

Matteo Salvini, leader of Italy's right-wing League party, defiantly asked on Wednesday to be put on trial for detaining migrants at sea last year, even though the case could potentially sink his..
Reuters - Published

Matteo Salvini: Senate votes on migrant detention trial

Former interior minister Matteo Salvini could be charged with illegally holding migrants at sea.
BBC News - Published

Italy's Salvini risks new trial over alleged migrant kidnapping

A special tribunal has recommended that far-right League leader Matteo Salvini should stand trial for holding scores of people on board a charity ship last August, in one of his last migrant standoffs..
Reuters - Published

Italy's Salvini loses 'aura of invincibility' in Emilia setback

Matteo Salvini's surprisingly clear defeat in a key regional election on Sunday brusquely halts what seemed an unstoppable rise for the Italian hard-right leader and disrupts his progress toward..
Reuters - Published

Italy's Salvini loses key regional vote, in relief for government

Italy's right-wing League leader Matteo Salvini failed to overturn decades of leftist rule in the northern region of Emilia-Romagna on Sunday in an election that brought relief to the center-left and..
Reuters - Published

Italy's right-wing leader Salvini fails to seize left's northern stronghold in regional elections

Italy's right-wing leader Matteo Salvini failed in his effort to overturn decades of leftist rule in the northern region of Emilia-Romagna on Sunday in an election that brought huge relief to the..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Salvini faces setback in Italian regional election

The Italian far-right leader had focused heavily on campaigning in the Emilia-Romagna region.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Italy's center-left seen beating League in key regional vote: exit poll

Italy's center-left Democratic Party (PD) looked on course to beat Matteo Salvini's rightist League party in a closely watched election in the northern region of Emilia-Romagna, an exit poll said on..
Reuters - Published

Italians vote in regional polls that could be a bellwether for far-right party

Voters in two Italian regions, Emilia Romagna in the north and Calabria in the south, went to the polls on Sunday in local elections that could help propel far-right, opposition leader Matteo..
France 24 - Published

How Italy's far right is hoping to cause a political earthquake

Matteo Salvini is hoping to cause a political shock by winning a traditional stronghold of the left.
BBC News - Published

Don't close ports to migrants, pope says after Salvini case

Pope Francis on Wednesday said politicians should not close ports to desperate migrants, speaking after a court got a green light to pursue an investigation of Matteo Salvini, Italy's anti-immigrant..
Reuters - Published

Seeking path back to power, Salvini targets Italian left's fiefdom

In a country where governments have a life expectancy of barely a year, the northern Italian region of Emilia Romagna has been a beacon of stability, run non-stop by the left for almost 75 years.
Reuters - Published

Italy Senate panel says Salvini kidnapping probe should go ahead

An Italian Senate committee on Monday approved a court's request to pursue an investigation into far-right League leader Matteo Salvini, a move that could give rise to a trial for alleged kidnapping of..
Reuters - Published

Italian Sardines square off against Salvini ahead of crucial vote

The "Sardines" grassroots movement protesting against the populism of far-right Italian leader Matteo Salvini staged a mass rally in the northern city of Bologna on Sunday ahead of a regional vote that..
Reuters - Published

Italy's constitutional court rejects League's bid to change electoral law

Italy's Constitutional Court on Thursday rejected a request by the hard-right League party to hold a referendum to introduce a first-past-the-post electoral system, triggering the ire of League chief..
Reuters - Published

Italy's Salvini looks to avoid trial over migrant standoff

Italy's far-right League leader Matteo Salvini, looking to avoid trial for alleged kidnapping, has defended his decision to detain migrants on a coastguard boat last July, saying the move had been..
Reuters - Published

Italy's Salvini faces new trial risk for holding migrants on ship

A special tribunal has recommended that former Italian interior minister and far-right League party leader Matteo Salvini face trial for holding scores of migrants on board a coastguard ship docked in..
Reuters - Published

Italy's Salvini drops calls for government to quit, urges unity on reforms

Matteo Salvini, the leader of Italy's right-wing League party, has suddenly dropped his calls for the government to resign and is instead proposing that all the main parties work together to solve the..
Reuters - Published

Italy's anti-Salvini 'sardines' take protest to Rome

Tens of thousands of people joined a demonstration in central Rome on Saturday organized by a grassroots movement known as "the sardines", launched only a month ago to protest against far-right leader..
Reuters - Published

Italy’s ‘Sardines’ protesters turn up heat on Matteo Salvini in Rome rally

italy’s ‘sardines’ protesters turn up heat on matteo salvini in rome rally
Tens of thousands of members of Italy’s youth-driven Sardine Movement are...
WorldNews - Published

Matteo Salvini: 'Sardines' pack in for Rome protest

Protesters rally against the right-wing League party of Matteo Salvini, using sardines as their symbol.
BBC News - Published

General election: Trump and populist world politicians lead congratulations after Boris Johnson's victory

Populists including Matteo Salvini and Marine Le Pen join Donald Trump in hailing Tory success
Independent - Published

Italy's Salvini investigated over use of state flights

Matteo Salvini, the leader of Italy's right-wing League party, has been placed under criminal investigation by Rome prosecutors over suspicions he improperly used state flights, a judicial source close..
Reuters - Published

Italy places more migrants round Europe, Salvini focuses on economy

Italy has increased relocation of migrants around Europe, official figures showed on Wednesday, reducing frictions around the issue and enabling far-right leader Matteo Salvini to steer his focus more..
Reuters - Published

Italy's Sardines push back against Salvini's nationalist tide

The rapid rise of a new left-wing movement has caught the League's Matteo Salvini by surprise.
BBC News - Published

From euro to ESM, Italy's Salvini re-trains his eurosceptic fire

Matteo Salvini has recently dropped threats to take Italy out of the euro zone but the hard-right leader is now alarming European authorities with a new target for his eurosceptic anger: a planned..
Reuters - Published

A can-do challenge? Italian 'sardines' take on Salvini

Italy has had many colorful political symbols over the years, including oak trees, olive trees and daisies. Now, a new one has suddenly swum into view and is posing a problem for far-right leader..
Reuters - Published

Win for Salvini as Italian far-right takes left-wing stronghold of Umbria

win for salvini as italian far-right takes left-wing stronghold of umbria
Italy's far-right has wrested political control of a region that has been controlled by the country's left for half a century. An alliance between Matteo...
WorldNews - Published

Italy's Salvini triumphs in Umbria as government alliance slumps

League leader Matteo Salvini led the opposition center-right to a crushing victory in the Italian region of Umbria, results on Monday showed, raising questions about how long the national government in..
Reuters - Published

Italy's Salvini triumphs in regional elections in Umbria

A right-wing coalition scored a net victory in a local election in the central Italian region of Umbria, official data from the Interior Ministry showed on Monday, giving a boost to Matteo Salvini's..
Reuters - Published

Umbria election exit poll points to win for Salvini and Italy's right

umbria election exit poll points to win for salvini and italy's right
Matteo Salvini’s political fortunes have been given a boost after an exit poll by Italy’s state broadcaster pointed to a win for a rightwing coalition backed by his League party in a regional..
WorldNews - Published

Italy's Salvini set for victory in Umbria local vote: exit poll

A right-wing coalition is set for victory in an election on Sunday in the central Italian region of Umbria, according to an exit poll, giving a boost to Matteo Salvini's League party.
Reuters - Published

Salvini eyes victory in central Italy after government heartache

After 50 years governing the green heart of Italy, the center-left looks set to lose control of Umbria in a regional vote on Sunday that is expected to revitalize far-right League leader Matteo..
Reuters - Published

Salvini's right rallies in Rome to protest against Italy government

Tens of thousands of supporters of Italy's right-wing opposition parties, spearheaded by Matteo Salvini's League which was ousted from power two months ago, gathered in central Rome on Saturday to..
Reuters - Published

Thousands of protesters gather for ‘Italian pride’ rally

thousands of protesters gather for ‘italian pride’ rally
Thousands of protesters are gathering in Rome for a so-called "Italian Pride" rally that brings together the right-wing League of Matteo Salvini, the far-right Brothers of Italy party led by Giorgia..
WorldNews - Published

Italy's euroskeptic leader Salvini says euro is 'irreversible'

League leader Matteo Salvini said on Monday the euro was here to stay and he hoped that nobody in his far-right, euroskeptic party would ever again raise doubts over Italy's membership of the single..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Carola Rackete, the Sea Watch captain taken to court over migrant rescues

She is the sea captain who stood up to Italy's former interior minister Matteo Salvini. In late June, as Salvini refused to take in migrants, Carola Rackete defied authorities and entered the port of..
France 24 - Published

Italians await Salvini's comeback in his Veneto heartland

Nationalist leader Matteo Salvini dramatically lost power but his supporters are awaiting his comeback.
BBC News - Published

Italy’s far-right party leader Salvini vows to return to power and issues warning to EU

italy’s far-right party leader salvini vows to return to power and issues warning to eu
Matteo Salvini, the leader of Italy’s far-right League party, has vowed to return to power and told the European Union (EU) his countrymen are "no one’s servant”. “I will never give up,” he..
WorldNews - Published

League leader Salvini promises referendums to counter new Italy government

Italy's far-right League will unleash a battery of referendums to try to sink reforms planned by the new government, party leader Matteo Salvini said on Sunday, denouncing his former coalition allies..
Reuters - Published

Salvini is down, but the Italian hard right isn't out for the count just yet

salvini is down, but the italian hard right isn't out for the count just yet
Matteo Salvini, leader of Italy’s League party and former interior minister, has bad news piling up on him. Things have gone from bad to worse since he brought down his own government in an attempt..
WorldNews - Published

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