Italy moving refugees inland

ROME, March 7 (UPI) -- People fleeing North Africa to the island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean Sea will be taken to refugee centers in southern Italy, officials said.
Italy plans help for Libyan refugees

Italy plans help for Libyan refugees

ROME, March 2 (UPI) -- Italy is preparing to set up a refugee camp in Tunisia to prevent thousands of Libyan refugees from crossing the Mediterranean, a government official said.

Officials will meet to discuss immigrants

ROME, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Officials from Italy and Tunisia say they will meet to discuss the large number of Tunisians fleeing turmoil in their African homeland.

Italian police seize $1.92 billion

TRAPANI, Italy, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Italy's interior minister announced Tuesday that anti-Mafia police seized $1.92 billion from a Sicilian businessman believed to have mob ties.

Libya apologizes to Italy

ROME, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Libyan officials apologized for firing on an Italian trawler 30 miles off the African country's coast, Italian Interior Minister Roberto Maroni said Tuesday.

Italy to press for indigent expulsions

BRUSSELS, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Italian Interior Minister Roberto Maroni said he planned to push the European Union to move forward on mandatory deportation for indigent foreigners.

Italy targets Chinese mafia

ROME, July 6 (UPI) -- Italy needs a "national plan" to combat Chinese organized crime, Interior Minister Roberto Maroni said Tuesday.
Pope urges respect for migrant workers

Pope urges respect for migrant workers

ROSARNO, Italy, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI called on Italians to respect the rights of immigrants in the wake of violence against African farmworkers in which 70 people were injured.

Mediterranean EU focuses on migration

VENICE, Italy, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- An Italian official said more resources are necessary to manage the wave of African migrants headed for the EU via Mediterranean countries.

Alleged hitman arrested in Naples, Italy

NAPLES, Italy, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Authorities said a suspected mafia hitman allegedly caught on video killing a man in Naples, Italy, has been caught.

Rights group blasts Italy's migrant stance

STRASBOURG, France, May 11 (UPI) -- The Council of Europe says it hopes Italy abandons its policy of turning back would-be immigrants intercepted in the Mediterranean Sea.

Alleged mob leader arrested

ROME, April 29 (UPI) -- Police in Italy Wednesday arrested a senior member of the crime syndicate Camorra and alleged leader of the Casalesi clan, officials said.

Cost of Italian quake put at $15 billion

ROME, April 15 (UPI) -- The governor of the quake-stricken Italian province of Abruzzo put the cost of rebuilding Wednesday at $15 billion, with more needed for economic recovery.

Human trafficking No. 3 criminal business

LYONS, France, March 3 (UPI) -- One in five victims of human trafficking are children, Italian Interior Minister Roberto Maroni told a group of international police officials Tuesday.

Italy, Nigeria sign immigrant patrol pact

ROME, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Italy and Nigeria Tuesday agreed to carry out a joint policing effort to combat human trafficking and illegal immigration, government officials said.
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Roberto Maroni (born March 15, 1955) is an Italian politician from Varese. He is a member of the Northern League (Italian: Lega Nord) political movement. Since 1992 he is a Member of the Chamber of Duputies of the Italian Republic, always elected in Lombardy's districts and costituencies. He currently serves as Interior Minister of the Italian Republic.

In 1979, he received a law degree, with a dissertation in Civil Law, from the University of Milan. He became a lawyer after spending two years working as a Legal Affairs Manager for various companies.

In 1990, he was elected Province Secretary of the Northern League in Varese. He also became a town councilor in Varese that year. Two years later, he was elected Chairman of the Northern League Parliamentary Group. He also entered the party's Federal Council and campaigned heavily for the Northern League prior to Berlusconi's first Cabinet.

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