Italy


EU Reports Reveal Libya’s Reason For Migrant Detentions

Since 2000, the number of migrants from conflict countries in Africa attempting to cross the Mediterranean has geometrically increased. The influx has been unmaintainable and has forced several European governments to institute strict border policies. Until recently, the Guardian reports explain how preventing migrants from entering Italy via Libya is […]


The Role Of Climate Change In Devastating Venice Floods

Amidst the eerie scenes coming out of Venice this week after the lagoon city saw its worst flooding since 1966, there is a much more sobering reality at play. The city’s mayor, Luigi Brugnaro, points to climate change as one of the many factors that have led to this destruction. […]


Multiple Racist Incidents Tarnish Football Yet Again In The UK, Bulgaria And Italy

This weekend saw three separate racist incidents across British football, in another shameful week which started with England players being subject to abhorrent racism at an away match in Bulgaria. All three cases are subject to investigations either by the police or the clubs themselves. The three incidents happened at […]


Five EU Countries Agree New Deal For Migrants Rescued At Sea

Five EU states have agreed upon a temporary deal to redistribute migrants rescued at sea evenly among their countries. France, Italy, Germany, Malta and Finland will meet with the rest of the EU members on October 8th in urgency to establish this deal across Europe in efforts to alleviate the […]


Pope Unveils Monument Honouring Migrants In St. Peter’s Square

Pope Francis and the Vatican presented a new monument facing the Basilica in St. Peter’s Square honoring migrants of the world throughout history. The BBC reports that the piece, entitled “Angels Unaware” was made of bronze by the Canadian artist, Timothy P. Schmalz and meant to depict one hundred forty […]


Italy Resettles 91 Refugees And Migrants Via Humanitarian Corridor Project

Resettlement remains one of the best temporary options for refugees, especially those living where there is little or no government support. Exceptionally, the collaboration of the Federation of Evangelical Churches in Italy (FCEI), the Community of Sant’Egidio, Waldensian Table, Methodist Churches, Caritas Italiana and the Italian government are the brain […]


In Reversal Of Course, Migrants Accepted Into Italy

This past weekend brought an auspicious turn of events in the continuing European refugee crisis, as the Italian government eased its anti-refugee policy, allowing a vessel operated by the human rights organizations SOS Mediterranean and Mediciens Sans Frontieres, carrying dozens of North African refugees, to dock at the Italian port […]


Five EU Countries Offer To Take In Refugees Initially Declared Illegal By Italy

Five EU Countries, specifically Germany, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, and Portugal, have offered refuge for 104 migrants presently being held in Italy following former Italian Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini’s attempted ban of their presence. Italian authorities swiftly confiscated the Eleonore rescue ship, bearing the 104 immigrants and operated by […]


EU Nations Agree To Take In Refugees Stranded On The Ocean Viking Rescue Ship Near Malta 1

On Thursday, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Luxembourg, and Romania agreed to take in 356 African refugees aboard the Ocean Viking, a Norwegian-flagged rescue ship that has been stranded near Malta for two weeks. The EU Migration Commissioner, Dimitris Avramopoulos, negotiated the deal between Malta and the six other EU countries […]


Matteo Salvini’s Election Hopes Are Met With Opposition 1

Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right Italian party Lega Nord, has called for a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. Salvini’s hope is to force a collapse of the current government and trigger early elections. U.S. News reports that party leaders met on Monday, August 12th […]