2018 in Italy
Events during the year 2018 in Italy.
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- January 30 – 18-year-old Italian woman Pamela Mastropietro is murdered soon after in Macerata, having been stabbed to death. her body is found severely mutilated, hidden in two suitcases, with the case prompting significant public outrage. Three Nigerian immigrants are later arrested in connection to the case.
- February 3 – in Macerata a 28 year old Italian shot and injured six African immigrants in a drive-by shooting incident that was described as an act of revenge motivated by the murder of Pamela Mastropietro. After the attack, Traini reportedly had an Italian flag draped on his shoulders and raised his arm in the fascist salute.
- March 3 –General elections are held. The centre-right coalition, led by Matteo Salvini's right-wing League, emerged with a plurality of seats in the Chamber of Deputies and in the Senate, while the anti-establishment Five Star Movement led by Luigi Di Maio became the party with the largest number of votes. The centre-left coalition, led by former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, came third. However, no political group or party won an outright majority, resulting in a hung parliament.
- June 1 –The Government of Change is formed with Five Star Movement and the League. The coalition formed the Conte Cabinet under the leadership of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte
- 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." 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. However this measure was criticized as unconstitutional and was opposed by all the oppositions and also by some members of the M5S.
- 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.
- August 14 – Morandi Bridge collapses in Genoa, 43 people killed.
Predicted and scheduled eventsEdit
- February 6 to 10 - Sanremo Music Festival 2018, the 68th annual edition of the Sanremo Music Festival
- March 4 - Italian general election
- March 19 to 25 - 2018 World Figure Skating Championships at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Lombardy
- January 2 – Ferdinando Imposimato, 81, judge
- January 5 – Marina Ripa di Meana, 76, actress and television personality
- January 30 – Azeglio Vicini, 84, footballer and football coach
- February 15 – Bibi Ballandi, 71, television producer
- March 2
- March 4 – Davide Astori, 31, footballer
- March 11 – Mario Vegetti, 81, historian of philosophy
- March 26 – Fabrizio Frizzi, 60, television presenter
- March 31 – Luigi De Filippo, 87, actor and playwright
- April 3 – Arrigo Petacco, 88, historian and journalist
- April 15 – Vittorio Taviani, 88, director
- May 5 – Ermanno Olmi, 86, director
- May 6 – Paolo Ferrari, 89, actor
- June 19 – Sergio Gonella, 85, football referee
- July 8 – Carlo Vanzina, 67, director
- July 25 – Sergio Marchionne, 66, businessman
- August 15 – Rita Borsellino, 73, anti-Mafia activist and politician
- August 17 – Claudio Lolli, 68, songwriter and singer
- "Witness details how Nigerian drug dealer, Innocent Oseghale killed 18-yr-old girl in Italy after sleeping with her". 12 March 2019.
- Pitrelli, Stefano; Birnbaum, Michael (3 February 2018). "Man shoots, wounds at least 6 'people of color' in Italian city amid tensions" – via www.washingtonpost.com.
- "Elezioni politiche: vincono M5s e Lega. Crollo del Partito democratico. Centrodestra prima coalizione. Il Carroccio sorpassa Forza Italia". 4 March 2018.
- Sala, Alessandro. "Elezioni 2018: M5S primo partito, nel centrodestra la Lega supera FI".
- Welle (www.dw.com), Deutsche. "Italy election to result in hung parliament - DW - 05.03.2018". DW.COM.
- "Migranti, l'Italia sfida Malta. Salvini: chiudiamo i porti".
- Povoledo, Elisabetta; Pianigiani, Gaia (19 June 2018). "Italian Minister Moves to Count and Expel Roma, Drawing Outrage" – via NYTimes.com.
- "Italy to Compile 'Register' of Roma People: Matteo Salvini". The Local. 18 June 2018. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
- Kington, Tom (18 June 2018). "Italian Populist Matteo Salvini Pledges Census of Gypsies". The Times. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
- Kirchgaessner, Stephanie (19 June 2018). "Far-right Italy minister vows 'action' to expel thousands of Roma" – via www.theguardian.com.
- "Salvini shock: "Censimento sui rom, quelli italiani purtroppo ce li dobbiamo tenere". Scontro nel governo, Di Maio: "Incostituzionale"". Repubblica.it. 18 June 2018.
- Robins-Early, Nick (4 August 2018). "Far-Right Italian Cabinet Minister Calls For Repealing Anti-Fascism Law" – via Huff Post.
- "Genova, le 43 vittime del crollo del ponte Morandi - FOTO - Liguria". ANSA.it. 18 August 2018.
- "Claudio Baglioni conduttore del Festival di Sanremo". La Repubblica (in Italian). 22 September 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
- "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.
- "Italy and Bulgaria to co-host 2018 Men's World Championship" (Press release). Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. 9 December 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
- Piccirilli, Giuseppina (19 June 2017). "VEGA lancerà il satellite PRISMA" (Press release) (in Italian). Italian Space Agency. Retrieved 11 October 2017.