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  • Wednesday, June 13th 2018 - 08:32 UTC

    Italy/Spain insist Europe must share the burden of migrants

    The rescue ship Aquarius has been stuck since Saturday in international waters off the coast of Italy and Malta, both of which have refused it entry.

    Italy has dispatched two ships to help take 629 migrants stuck off its shores to Spain after the new populist government refused them safe port in a bid to force Europe to share the burden of unrelenting arrivals. The rescue ship Aquarius has been stuck since Saturday in international waters off the coast of Italy and Malta, both of which have refused it entry. The ship is carrying 629 migrants including 123 unaccompanied minors, 11 children and six pregnant women.

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  • Monday, June 11th 2018 - 19:33 UTC

    Spain accepts rescue boat with stranded migrants in the Mediterranean

    Spain's new Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez agreed to allow the ship to dock in its eastern port of Valencia.

    Spain will welcome a ship with 629 migrants aboard after Italy and Malta refused to let the vessel dock in their ports. The migrants were saved by the French charity SOS Mediterranee on Saturday and were stranded in the Mediterranean Sea when Matteo Salvini, the new Italian interior minister, reportedly refused to allow the vessel to dock at Italian ports.

  • Monday, June 11th 2018 - 08:34 UTC

    Italy refuses docking to 629 migrants; Minister Salvani has promised to deport half a million illegals

    Aquarius, which is operated jointly by Medecine Sans Frontiers and SOS Medeterranee, was refused a port of disembarkation by the Italian authorities

    A group of more than 600 migrants appear to have become the first subjects of the new Italian government's tough immigration stance without having even set foot on Italian soil. A charity rescue vessel carrying 629 people is currently stranded in the Mediterranean after Matteo Salvini, the new Italian interior minister, reportedly refused to allow it to dock at Italian ports.

  • Friday, June 1st 2018 - 07:09 UTC

    Different flavors, but Italian pizza: coalition government takes office this Friday

    Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte presented his list of ministers to President Sergio Mattarella for the second time in a week (Pic BBC)

    A coalition government has been agreed in Italy, ending months of uncertainty in the EU's fourth-biggest economy. Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte presented his list of ministers to President Sergio Mattarella for the second time in a week and the new government will be sworn in this Friday, June first.

  • Saturday, May 12th 2018 - 08:33 UTC

    Sunday surprise: populist/hard right government in the making in Italy

    Salvini and Di Maio are willing to make compromises over their flagship policies -- the League's drastic drop in taxes and the M5S's universal basic income

    Italian anti-establishment and far-right leaders met on Friday to hash out a deal over a joint government that could be announced as soon as Sunday. Matteo Salvini, leader of the nationalist League, told reporters after meeting head of Five Star Movement (M5S) Luigi Di Maio at the lower house Chamber of Deputies that their aim was to reach an agreement “as soon as possible.”

  • Tuesday, May 8th 2018 - 08:38 UTC

    Italy: president proposes neutral government followed by fresh elections in 2019

    “If the parties were not to reach any agreement, the neutral government should conclude its work at the end of December for elections to follow immediately”

    President Sergio Mattarella on Monday suggested the formation of a 'neutral' government to rule until the end of this year after a third round of consultations failed to produce to way out of Italy's post-election political deadlock.

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 09:00 UTC

    Hung parliament in Italy, according to election projections

    An RAI State TV projection from Sunday's election showed the center-right bloc in front, with 35.5%, and the center-left lagging at 23%.

    Election projections in Italy early Monday showed a center-right coalition that includes an anti-migrant party edging past the populist 5-Star Movement but no single bloc or party with the support to win a majority in Parliament. If confirmed by official results, the outcome could set the stage for weeks of political haggling to forge a new government.