Whirlpool, on September 17, announced that it would sell its Napoli plant to the Swiss-owned Passive Refrigeration Solutions, putting at least 420 jobs at risk
Currently there are 420 workers employed at the company’s plant in Naples, which is engaged in the production of washing machines
Italian president Sergio Mattarella gave prime minister Giuseppe Conte a mandate to form a new government, much to the dismay of Matteo Salvini, who had pushed a no-confidence motion against Conte.
The German charity organization Lifeline also said that Malta had refused their request to supply water and food for migrants aboard the rescue ship, which is carrying over a hundred people on board.
The Spanish rescue ship was stranded at sea for 19 days, awaiting permission to dock. Finally, the prosecutor’s office in Sicily ordered the evacuation of the boat due to deteriorating health conditions.
Salvini is eager for fresh elections given his far-right wing party’s strong showing in the European parliament polls and significant lead in surveys
Police reportedly found a Qatari air-to-air missile among the stash of weapons held by leader of the neo-Nazi political party Forza Nuova
The closure was ordered by the far-right Italian interior minister, Matteo Salvini, who has maintained a harsh stance against the reception of migrants from the war-torn North African countries.
On June 29, Italian authorities arrested Carola Rackete, the captain of an NGO rescue ship, Sea Watch 3 carrying 42 migrants to the Italian port at Lampedusa.
Carola Rackete is the captain of the Sea Watch 3 which rescued 53 migrants from the Mediterranean Sea around 30 NM off the Libyan coast. The boat was denied permission to dock in Lampedusa for 14 days following which it approached the port without permission
Members of the Unione Sindacale di Base (USB) also helped relocating almost 140 inhabitants of the center, who faced the risk of being sent to Sicily. The order to close the center came from minister of internal affairs, Matteo Salvini