Sea-Watch 3 skipper Carola Rackete faced jail time Saturday after forcing her way into Italy's Lampedusa port with a shipload of rescued migrants to end a lengthy standoff with authorities.
An Italian Senate committee voted on Tuesday to block an investigation into accusations of kidnapping against Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini over his decision to hold 150 migrants on board a ship for five days last August.
An Italian Senate committee was starting a debate on Wednesday on the lifting of parliamentary immunity for Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who has been charged with "kidnapping" migrants on a rescue boat.
The 47 migrants stranded on a charity rescue boat off the coast of Sicily will be allowed to land in Italy only if they are immediately transferred to Germany or the Netherlands, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Tuesday.
Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini filled one of Rome's main squares with tens of thousands of flag-waving supporters on Saturday in a rally that underscored the growing predominance of his rightist League party.
Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has accused Maltese authorities of helping boat migrants to reach Italy rather than taking them in themselves.
Italy will close its airports to unauthorised planes carrying migrants from Germany, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Sunday, ratcheting up a dispute between the EU partners over how to share responsibility for asylum seekers.
Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini agreed to allow them to leave the Diciotti, the Italian coastguard ship which had rescued them some 10 days ago.
Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Wednesday called for "guarantees" before allowing an Italian coastguard ship with more than 60 migrants on board to dock.