There are some days when I feel proud to have Italian blood. Salvini is rocking it. I wish we had a leader like this in the U.S. and elsewhere. See two articles below.
Source Article: Italian Pro-Migrant Groups Facing 15,000 Job Losses After Salvini Cuts https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/06/11/italian-pro-migrant-groups-facing-15000-job-losses-after-salvini-cuts/
Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini implemented budget cuts under his Security decree that will lead to the termination of an estimated 15,000 pro-immigration group and reception center workers. Left-wing groups complained just months ago that Salvini’s Security decree would lead to a decrease in their profits. Mafia organized crime groups also received money from the Italian state to to run asylum reception centers, and pocketed large amounts of cash while giving migrants substandard food and shelter.
Following a series of budgetary cuts as part of populist Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini’s security and migration decree, migrant helper associations claim they have been forced to lay off thousands of employees.
The Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL) union announced the complaint, saying that so far pro-migrant groups have been forced to lay off around 5,000 workers due to the funding cuts in the security decree and added that the social centres were looking at a total of 15,000 layoffs by the end of the year, Italian newspaper Il Giornale reports.
CGIL’s Stefano Sabato commented on the effect of the migration funding cuts saying, “At the moment we have come to count about 5000 redundancy procedures, to which we are responding with the tools available, solidarity agreements, fund for wage integration, but our interest is to be able to restore ordinary social safety nets to cope with the dramatic situation that in this way we risk not being able to manage.”
“If the Security decree is not reformed or amended within 12 months, we will still have to launch mass dismissal procedures,” he added.
The announcement of mass layoffs in the pro-migrant reception sector come only months after the left-wing groups complained that their profits were going to decline as a result of the security decree.
As early as 2016, it was revealed that mafia groups were also involved in taking money from the Italian state to run asylum reception centres but were not only pocketing large amounts of cash while giving migrants substandard living arrangements and food, they were also rumoured to have been charging migrants “protection money” as well.
While left-wing NGOs and other pro-mass migration groups have slammed Salvini’s tough anti-mass migration policies, the head of the largest reception centre in the country admitted last year that open borders policies had been negative for both Italians and the migrants themselves.
Source Article: Italy: Salvini Sets Sights on Taking over EU after his Alliance Wins Big in Italian Province https://dailyarchives.org/index.php/news/2335-italy-salvini-sets-sights-on-taking-over-eu-after-his-alliance-wins-big-in-italian-province
Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has announced his intention to launch a major attempt to wrest control of the European Parliament away from the pro-Third World invasion bloc at that institution’s May elections – after his populist collation seized yet another Italian province from the far left.
Celebrating the victory on Twitter, Salvini said that the result in the southern province of Basilicata, Salvini boasted that his Lega party had tripled its vote in the election which had seen the province wing away from the socialists for the first time since 1945.
“So it is goodbye to the left and now we change Europe,” Salvini said.
The regional election in Basilicata, traditionally known as the “Red Region of the South” because of the previously strong Communist/Socialist party vote, saw the election alliance between the Lega, the Sons of Italy (which runs in a direct line to the now-disbanded MSI party, which in turn was the direct successor to Mussolini), and the Forza Italia party of former premier Silvio Berlusconi, draw 42 percent of the vote. The leftist Democratic Party drew 16.4 percent, while the Five Star Movement, Salvini’s eclectic coalition partner in the central government, polled 20.3 percent, a drop of more than half from the previous election.
The election means that since 2017, seven provinces in Italy have swung from far left to center right control, including Sicily, Molise, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Trentino-Alto Adige , Abruzzo and Sardinia.
The real meaning of the Basilicata election is however that Salvini’s alliance is set to be the biggest winners in the upcoming European Parliament elections, scheduled for May this year. Italy currently has 72 seats in the parliament, the third largest bloc after France (72) and Germany (99).*
Salvini is forging an electoral alliance across Europe. Partners include the PIS party in Poland—set to win a majority of the 50 seats that nation holds in the EU parliament; the Fidesz party of Viktor Orban in Hungary, set to take a majority of the 22 seats that state holds; the National Rally party (formerly the Front National) in France, which currently holds 15 of France’s 72 seats, but is likely to increase its holding; the AfD in Germany, which currently holds 1 EU seat but is likely to dramatically increase its member share.
In addition, Salvini is likely to cobble together EU parliament votes from the Dutch Freedom Party (PVV) which currently holds 4 seats, and the new Dutch Forum for Democracy (FvD) which holds no seats (not having contested the EU elections before) but which, based on the recent Dutch local elections, is set to take the majority of that county’s seats in the EU parliament.