13 iunie 2018

Xenophobia Meets Reality in Italy


Matteo Salvini, Italy’s new deputy prime minister and interior minister responsible for managing immigration policies, is undergoing a baptism by fire. On Sunday, the SOS Méditerranée rescue vessel MV Aquarius saved 629 migrants stranded in Libyan waters. Normally, Salvini would have been tasked with overseeing their transport to Italy. Instead, he formally denied the ship permission to dock. By midweek, he was facing accusations of violating European human rights conventions. Salvini is the [...]