Matteo Salvini

Democracy Digest: More Talk of an Axis of Rightists in the European Parliament

"Prime Minister Viktor Orban discussed the creation of a new European political grouping in a video conference with Matteo Salvini, leader of the Italian Lega party, and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, vice-president of the Law and Justice party (PiS)," Bertalan Havasi, the prime minister's press chief, announced on Wednesday.

Italy: Former Interior Minister Salvini to Stand Trial Over Migrant Crysis in 2019

A judge in Sicily on Saturday ordered former interior minister Matteo Salvini to stand trial for having refused to let a Spanish migrant rescue ship dock in an Italian port in 2019, keeping the people at sea for days.

Judge Lorenzo Iannelli set September 15 as the trial date during a hearing in the Palermo bunker courtroom, the LaPresse news agency reported.

Europe’s Far-Right Exploits COVID-19 for Anti-Refugee Propaganda

Police check at the Port of Piraeus, Greece. Photo: Aggelos Barai

Just a few days earlier, on February 28, Matteo Salvini, Italy's former interior minister and leader of the country's most popular party, the right-wing League, openly accused African migrants of bringing the virus to Italy.

10-yr bond yield below 1.6 pct

The yield in Greece's 10-year Treasury bond continued to dive on Thursday, outpacing even Italy's where the rally was fueled by the agreement between the Five Star Movement and the Democratic party to form a coalition, pushing Lega Nord and its controversial leader, Matteo Salvini, into the opposition.

France, Greece to push for EU solidarity on migrant crisis

French President Emmanuel Macron and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis agreed to push for more solidarity in the European Union over the migrant crisis.
Mitsotakis, who took office on July, met with Macron in Paris on Thursday. He said the migrant crisis must not weigh only on the countries that are on the front line like Greece, Italy and Spain.