Category Archives: Italy

Italy’s populist government plans to reward fertile families with state land in bid to boost birth rate

Italy’s populist government wants to reward parents who have a third child with the offer of free farmland, in a new plan aimed at reviving the country’s low birth rate.

The children-for-land incentive, inserted into Italy’s latest draft budget, aims to give parcels of state-held agricultural land for 20 years to parents who give birth to a third child between 2019 and 2021.

Families also would be eligible for zero-interest loans for up to €200,000 (£175,000) if they opt to buy their first home near their newly acquired land.


Italian Interior Minister starts deportation of 2,700 illegal migrants for a safer Italy

Already the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Salvini has almost completely ended illegal immigration via the sea and has combatted the illegal immigration business and human trafficking NGOs.

Now a budget of 12 million euros has been allocated by Italy’s government to remigrate illegals coming from places such as Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria and Ivory Coast. Half of the costs will be covered by the EU.


Italy to EU: “Italians come first … Italy no longer wants to be a servant to silly rules”

Interior Minister Matteo Salvini today said that the Italian government will not change its budget plan for 2019 despite the European Commission’s rejection of the government’s fiscal plan and call on Rome to rewrite the package within three weeks, employing the 2013 power to send back a budget of a euro zone country it says violates the rulebook.


“The gravy train is finished.” Italy’s Matteo Salvini applauds town cutting school meals and bus rides for “migrant” children

A town in Italy that has denied school meals and bus services to the children of migrant families has been denounced as “despicable” by critics but applauded by the country’s hard-line interior minister, Matteo Salvini.

Around 200 children have been affected by the controversial new measures in Lodi, a town in the northern region of Lombardy that is run by the hard-Right League party.

Matteo Salvini, who is head of The League as well as interior minister and deputy prime minister, praised the mayor of the town on Monday, saying: “The gravy train is finished.”


African migrant threatens to set his foster home alight because he wants 250 euros Italian welfare

Two days ago, in the province of Catania, in Raddusa, the migrant, who violated the rules of the structure by exceeding the limit of the days for which he was authorised to stay, was notified that he had to move away.

He got so furious that he threatened to set the building on fire if he didn’t get a 250 euros welfare payment that he thought he was entitled to receive.


Italy passes tough migrant bill

The Italian government has passed a decree which will make it easier to deport migrants and strip them of Italian citizenship.

Migrants could now be expelled if they are found guilty of serious crimes such as rape and assault.

Previously, this was only possible at the end of a lengthy appeals process.

Interior Minister Matteo Salvini described the measure as “a step forward to make Italy safer”. The measure needs the backing of lawmakers.

The decree also envisages that asylum seekers accused of drug dealing will have their applications denied, Mr Salvini said.


Italy and Hungary Create ‘Anti-Immigration Axis’

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini have pledged to create an “anti-immigration axis” aimed at countering the pro-migration policies of the European Union.

Meeting in Milan on August 28, Orbán and Salvini, vowed to work together with Austria and the Visegrad Group — the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia — to oppose a pro-migration group of EU countries led by French President Emmanuel Macron.


Italy: Interior Minister Accused of Kidnapping Migrants

Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini is under formal investigation for “kidnapping” after he refused to allow illegal migrants to disembark from a ship at a Sicilian port. The investigation, a political move aimed at blunting the government’s hardline stance on illegal immigration, has threatened to plunge Italy into a constitutional crisis over the separation of powers.

Sicilian Prosecutor Luigi Patronaggio said that the investigation into Salvini, the head of the anti-immigration League party, would focus on “kidnapping, illegal arrest and the abuse of power.”


Italian Catholics Look to Matteo Salvini Over Pope Francis on Immigration

Many practicing Catholics prefer the immigration policies of Italian Minister Matteo Salvini to those of Pope Francis, according to a series of recent polls.

The German daily Die Welt reported last week that Matteo Salvini is becoming the secret leader of Catholics in Italy because of his firm line on migration, while fewer and fewer Catholics support Pope Francis’ call for greater openness to migrants.