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Italy: Lega's ideas 'last hope for this Europe to stay alive' - Salvini03:11

Italy: Lega's ideas 'last hope for this Europe to stay alive' - Salvini

Italy, Pontida
July 1, 2018 at 17:00 GMT -00:00 · Published

Italian Deputy Prime Minister, Interior Minister and Lega leader Matteo Salvini said that his party's ideas represented the 'last hope for this Europe to stay alive,' during Lega's annual gathering in the northern town of Pontida on Sunday.

Commenting on the migrant crisis, Salvini complimented the Libyan coast guard for having 'saved more than 1,000 desperate people who were risking to drown, taking them back to Libyan territory.'

He also lauded the presence of Catalan and Russian flags at the gathering.

Salvini recently gained notoriety for his hardline stance on migration, and his decision to close Italian ports to the migrant rescue ship Aquarius, which was eventually allowed to dock in Spain.

Italy: Lega's ideas 'last hope for this Europe to stay alive' - Salvini03:11
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Italian Deputy Prime Minister, Interior Minister and Lega leader Matteo Salvini said that his party's ideas represented the 'last hope for this Europe to stay alive,' during Lega's annual gathering in the northern town of Pontida on Sunday.

Commenting on the migrant crisis, Salvini complimented the Libyan coast guard for having 'saved more than 1,000 desperate people who were risking to drown, taking them back to Libyan territory.'

He also lauded the presence of Catalan and Russian flags at the gathering.

Salvini recently gained notoriety for his hardline stance on migration, and his decision to close Italian ports to the migrant rescue ship Aquarius, which was eventually allowed to dock in Spain.

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