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Salvini Thanks Orbán for Support

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.08.01.

Matteo Salvini, head of Italy’s League party, thanked the Hungarian prime minister for an encouraging message Viktor Orbán sent him after the Italian parliament removed Salvini’s immunity.

The Italian politician quoted Orbán as saying “My Friend, go on with your fight!”

Salvini is facing legal proceedings because he, when interior minister, had banned a ship of illegal migrants to dock.

Foreign Minister Szijjártó: Salvini Deserves Gratitude and Praise
Foreign Minister Szijjártó: Salvini Deserves Gratitude and Praise

Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said Italy’s right-wing League leader Matteo Salvini deserved “gratitude and praise”, in a Facebook comment reacting to Italy’s senate revoking Salvini’s immunity. Szijjártó said the liberal mainstream press had presented the development as a victory, yet “it was Salvini who did not want to allow illegal migrants, human smugglers and their […]Continue reading

According to Salvini, nearly 14,000 illegal migrants have arrived in his country this year, compared to fewer than 4,000 in the same period last year.

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