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Events during the year 2018 in Italy.

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  • June 10 – Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini announced the closure of Italian ports, stating that "Everyone in Europe is doing their own business, now Italy is also raising its head. Let's stop the business of illegal immigration."[6] The vessel Aquarius, which is operated jointly by Médecins Sans Frontières and SOS Méditerranée and carried more than 600 migrants.
  • June 18 – Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini announced the government would conduct a census of Romani people in Italy for the purpose of deporting all who are not in the country legally.[7][8][9][10] However this measure was criticized as unconstitutional and was opposed by all the oppositions and also by some members of the M5S.[11]
  • August 4 – Minister for Family and Disability Lorenzo Fontana called for the repel of the Mancino Law an anti-fascist law saying the law was being used by “globalists” to promote “anti-Italian racism,” and should be abolished.[12]
  • August 14 – Morandi Bridge collapses in Genoa, 43 people killed.[13]

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  2. ^ Pitrelli, Stefano; Birnbaum, Michael (3 February 2018). "Man shoots, wounds at least 6 'people of color' in Italian city amid tensions" – via
  3. ^ "Elezioni politiche: vincono M5s e Lega. Crollo del Partito democratico. Centrodestra prima coalizione. Il Carroccio sorpassa Forza Italia". 4 March 2018.
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  5. ^ Welle (, Deutsche. "Italy election to result in hung parliament - DW - 05.03.2018". DW.COM.
  6. ^ "Migranti, l'Italia sfida Malta. Salvini: chiudiamo i porti".
  7. ^ Povoledo, Elisabetta; Pianigiani, Gaia (19 June 2018). "Italian Minister Moves to Count and Expel Roma, Drawing Outrage" – via
  8. ^ "Italy to Compile 'Register' of Roma People: Matteo Salvini". The Local. 18 June 2018. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  9. ^ Kington, Tom (18 June 2018). "Italian Populist Matteo Salvini Pledges Census of Gypsies". The Times. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  10. ^ Kirchgaessner, Stephanie (19 June 2018). "Far-right Italy minister vows 'action' to expel thousands of Roma" – via
  11. ^ "Salvini shock: "Censimento sui rom, quelli italiani purtroppo ce li dobbiamo tenere". Scontro nel governo, Di Maio: "Incostituzionale"". 18 June 2018.
  12. ^ Robins-Early, Nick (4 August 2018). "Far-Right Italian Cabinet Minister Calls For Repealing Anti-Fascism Law" – via Huff Post.
  13. ^ "Genova, le 43 vittime del crollo del ponte Morandi - FOTO - Liguria". 18 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Claudio Baglioni conduttore del Festival di Sanremo". La Repubblica (in Italian). 22 September 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  15. ^ "Giro d'Italia set to start 2018 cycling race with three stages in Israel". The Guardian. Associated Press. 14 September 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  16. ^ "Italy and Bulgaria to co-host 2018 Men's World Championship" (Press release). Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. 9 December 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  17. ^ Piccirilli, Giuseppina (19 June 2017). "VEGA lancerà il satellite PRISMA" (Press release) (in Italian). Italian Space Agency. Retrieved 11 October 2017.