The Italian senate voted to strip him of immunity.
In Germany, Italy, and Hungary, Europe's far right sees the crisis as a prime opportunity to push its arguments for closed borders.
“If people outside are scared, imagine what it’s like inside."
Italy’s Far-Right Leader Salvini Says He’s Being Hounded ‘Like Trump’ After Senate Votes to Put Him on Trial
Matteo Salvini was stripped of his immunity and could be tried for kidnapping migrants and holding them illegally at sea.
Instead of the new elections he wanted, the populist strongman has found himself dumped out of government and facing plummeting poll ratings.
NGOs operating rescue vessels in the Mediterranean Sea, the deadliest route for migrants trying to cross from Africa to Europe, now face harsh penalties
Somehow it gets weirder.
Italian prosecutors are investigating after audio was released of a meeting between Russian officials and an aide to the Italian deputy PM.
The 31-year-old captain hit a police boat as she defied the law and brought migrants ashore
“This is not a game, we’re not playing. We need to get these people off this ship”
Italy is waging a relentless campaign to stop the charity-run ships that are rescuing migrants.
Matteo Salvini, an anti-immigration hardliner, vowed that their rescue ship would not be allowed to dock in his country’s ports.