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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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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..
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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..
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Rome 'sardines' cram together to take on Salvini [Video]Rome 'sardines' cram together to take on Salvini

Tens of thousands of people on Saturday filled Rome's Piazza San Giovanni as part of a grassroots movement known as the "sardines" against League's leader Matteo Salvini's politics. Emer McCarthy..

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Tens of thousands turn out for anti-Salvini 'sardine' protest [Video]Tens of thousands turn out for anti-Salvini 'sardine' protest

Tens of thousands turn out for anti-Salvini 'sardine' protestView on euronews

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A shoal of force: Italy's 'sardines' movement takes on the far-right [Video]A shoal of force: Italy's 'sardines' movement takes on the far-right

A new movement, calling itself the 'sardines' is pitting a silent majority against the populist, anti-immigrant politics of Italy's far-right leader Matteo Salvini. David Doyle reports.

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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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How Italy's 'Captain' Salvini steered his ship onto the rocks

At a closed-door meeting on Aug. 6, Matteo Salvini's advisers told the populist Italian politician he was trapped in an unproductive coalition government and should bring it down.
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Italy's Salvini issues new migrant ban as seeks to derail new coalition

Italy's outgoing interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has banned another migrant-rescue ship from docking in the country, using the issue of immigration to pile pressure on his main two political rivals..
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Italy's Salvini bans latest migrant ship entering waters

Italy's outgoing Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has signed a decree banning a rescue ship carrying about 100 migrants picked up off the Libyan coast from entering Italian waters.
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Italy bans German-flagged rescue ship to enter its waters: sources

Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has signed a decree to ban a migrant rescue ship operated by the German charity Mission Lifeline from accessing Italian waters, sources at the ministry said on..
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Explainer: Italy's PM Conte resigns. What comes next?

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte handed in his resignation on Tuesday after accusing his interior minister, Matteo Salvini, of putting his League party before the needs of Italy.
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Italian PM resigns, denounces Salvini for sinking government

Italy's prime minister resigned on Tuesday after launching a blistering attack on his own interior minister, Matteo Salvini, accusing him of sinking the ruling coalition and endangering the economy for..
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Italy's Salvini says ready to pass budget before elections

Italy's League leader Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday he was ready to keep the coalition government alive to approve a 2020 budget and vote in a reform of parliament before heading to early elections.
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Italy's 5-Star says Salvini no longer a credible partner

Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement said on Sunday that Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right League, was no longer a credible partner, apparently closing the door on any possibility of..
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Spain offers port to stranded migrants, Italy's Salvini claims victory

Spain on Sunday offered Algeciras as a port to disembark more than a hundred migrants on a charity rescue ship stranded off the coast of Italy after the vessel had spent more than two weeks waiting for..
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Italy's Salvini dismisses fears for health of stranded migrants

A charity rescue ship carrying 134 migrants, mostly Africans, was stranded off the coast of Italy on Friday as a political battle in Rome stopped it from docking and even the medical conditions of..
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Italian PM blasts immigration-'obsessive' Salvini as League's election bid falters

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Thursday accused his far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, of disloyalty and being obsessed with blocking immigration, intensifying the open warfare in..
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Rome court says migrant ship can enter Italy's waters, overriding Salvini

An administrative court in Rome ruled on Wednesday 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..
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Explainer: Italy's Salvini snarled in political crisis of his own making

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, who heads the far-right League party, announced last Thursday that he would file a motion of no-confidence in the government and wanted early elections.
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Italy's Salvini says citizen's income scheme needs reviewing: paper

Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Wednesday the citizen's income scheme introduced earlier this year would need reviewing if the League won elections.
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Italy Senate slows government crisis, frustrating Salvini's election push

The Italian Senate on Tuesday postponed till next week further debate on an ongoing government crisis, frustrating a push by Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right League party, for new elections.
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Italy's Salvini accepts cutting lawmakers, if followed by instant vote

Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday he would accept a proposal by ruling coalition partner the 5-Star Movement to slash the number of members of parliament, as long as..
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In new migrant standoff, Italy's Salvini blocks two NGO boats

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday he was working to prevent two rescue ships operated by French and Spanish charities from bringing more than 500 migrants to Italy in the latest..
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Italian Senate called to set debate on Salvini's election bid

Right-wing League leader Matteo Salvini's drive for early elections in Italy hit a road bump on Monday with parliamentary party leaders failing to decide when the Senate should debate his no-confidence..
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Italy's PD says president to decide on government crisis, Salvini must quit as minister

Italy's center-left Democratic Party (PD) is open to discuss various solutions to the current government crisis and the way forward will be set by the head of state Sergio Mattarella, PD Senate Leader..
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Italy parties meet as Salvini's election bid meets resistance

Italian parties were due to meet on Monday to decide whether to reconvene parliament immediately, with signs that some are trying to thwart far right League leader Matteo Salvini's attempt to force a..
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Salvini's quest for snap Italian election faces hurdles

League chief Matteo Salvini's call for snap Italian elections after he turned on his own coalition partner faced mounting resistance on Sunday, with both his former 5-Star ally and the center-left..
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Richard Gere, Italy's Salvini clash over migrant ship

Hollywood star Richard Gere on Saturday urged the Italian government to stop "demonising people" and instead help migrants who have been stranded on a Spanish charity boat in the Mediterranean for more..
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Italy not thinking about leaving euro: Salvini

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 leaving the euro was not an option on the..
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No beach bum: Salvini's populist seaside gambit stymies critics

Italians take their August beach holidays very seriously and politicians traditionally avoid disturbing them for fear of losing votes. But Matteo Salvini has little time for tradition and nowhere is..
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Italy's League seeks to trigger elections, files censure motion

Italy's ruling League party filed a no-confidence motion against the prime minister on Friday, a move that the party's populist chief, Matteo Salvini, hopes will trigger snap elections and install him..
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Italy's Salvini warns against 5-Star/PD government

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right League party, said on Friday that any attempt to install a new ruling coalition would be unacceptable and reiterated his calls for..
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Italy's Salvini pulls plug on government, calls for elections

The leader of Italy's ruling League party, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, declared the governing coalition to be unworkable on Thursday after months of internal bickering and said the only way..
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Italy's ruling coalition breaks down. What comes next?

The leader of Italy's ruling League party, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, has declared that the governing coalition has broken down after months of internal bickering and that the only way..
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Italy PM Conte says Salvini must explain why he is sinking government

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday that the leader of the ruling League party, Matteo Salvini, must explain to Italians why he wants to bring down the coalition government.
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Italy's Salvini says government is finished, wants elections

The leader of Italy's ruling League party, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, said on Thursday the governing coalition had broken down and the only way forward was to hold new elections.
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Italy aide linked to Russia funding accusations frequented Moscow: BuzzFeed

An aide to Italy's deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini, at the center of accusations the ruling League party sought millions of euros via a secret Russian oil deal, flew back-and-forth to Moscow last..
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Italy's Salvini yet to indicate plans for government's future: source

The leader of Italy's ruling League party, Matteo Salvini, has yet to inform his coalition partner or the nation's president of his plans for the future of the government, a source said on Thursday,..
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Italy's Salvini says budget deficit must not fall in 2020

Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday that Italy must not reduce its budget deficit next year as a proportion of gross domestic product, in order to allow space to cut taxes and..
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Italy's League aims for 1 billion euro property tax cut: Deputy PM Salvini

One of the partners in Italy's ruling coalition is working on scrapping a property levy in a measure that would be worth 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) to taxpayers, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo..
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Italy government wins confidence vote on decree targeting migrant rescue ships

The Italian government on Monday won a confidence vote in the Senate on a decree targeting charities operating migrant rescue ships, in a victory for Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and his far-right..
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