Italy

Italian populist party put minister's immunity to online vote

Five Star movement asks supporters whether Matteo Salvini should be prosecuted for allegedly kidnapping migrants.

Italian populist party put minister's immunity to online vote

Italy

Italy's pro-refugee mayor of Riace faces charges

An Italian mayor once hailed for welcoming immigrants is awaiting trial on charges of 'aiding illegal immigration'.

Mental health

Why Romanian migrant women suffer from 'Italy syndrome'

Romanians care for the elderly in Italy but long hours, loneliness and mistreatment lead to mental health problems.

Why Romanian migrant women suffer from 'Italy syndrome'

Europe

Italy demolishes Genoa's collapsed bridge for new structure

Construction of the new bridge begins next month, helping to bring a conclusion to the city's tragedy that cost 43 lives.

Italy

France recalls Italy envoy amid war of words over yellow vests

Move comes amid mounting tension between allies after Italian official held talks with French yellow vest protesters.

France recalls Italy envoy amid war of words over yellow vests

Migrants

Migrants land in Sicily as ship crew faces uncertain fate

European countries, including France, Germany and Portugal, say they'll take in stranded migrants after Italy stalled.

Migrants land in Sicily as ship crew faces uncertain fate

Refugees

Italy to allow rescued migrants to disembark after 10 days at sea

Italian PM says deal reached with several countries to take in the 47 people, who had been at sea for 10 days.

Italy to allow rescued migrants to disembark after 10 days at sea

Italy

Italy to open port only if Netherlands, Germany accept migrants

Diplomatic deadlock on who should take migrants continues while Italian minister defends his hard-line asylum policy.

Italy to open port only if Netherlands, Germany accept migrants

Cyprus

What to expect from the 2019 South EU Summit

Spain, Portugal, France, Malta, Italy, Greece and Cyprus will meet to discuss security, energy and migration.

What to expect from the 2019 South EU Summit

Refugees

Netherlands turns down request to accept 47 rescued migrants

Rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 rescued the migrants from a rubber boat off the Libyan coast more than a week ago.

Netherlands turns down request to accept 47 rescued migrants

Italy

Italy vows to sue NGO over migrant rescue boat

While 47 migrants are stranded at sea, Italian interior minister wants to take legal action against Dutch rescue vessel.

Italy vows to sue NGO over migrant rescue boat

Inside Story

What's behind the growing dispute between Italy and France?

The relationship between allies France and Italy has gotten worse as EU elections approach.

Human Rights

Uncertain future for refugees after Italy shuts asylum centre

Funding cuts led to imminent closure of Italy's second-largest centre for asylum seekers amid local protests.

Uncertain future for refugees after Italy shuts asylum centre

Refugees

IOM: 200 refugees drowned in the Mediterranean this year

Sea arrivals to Europe in the first 16 days of 2019 go up to 4,216, compared with 2,365 in the same period of 2018.

IOM: 200 refugees drowned in the Mediterranean this year

Migrants

Scores of migrants unaccounted for after boat capsizes off Libya

Three rescued migrants say up to 117 others were on board dinghy that capsized, 93km northeast of Tripoli.

Scores of migrants unaccounted for after boat capsizes off Libya