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Police protection, the mob, and €49m: what’s happening with Italy’s government?

Interior minister Matteo Salvini isn't the only one back in the spotlight. So what's going on—and is it true that journalists are being intimidated?

By Ilaria Grasso Macola  

Matteo Salvini arrives super escorted to the "Four Season" hotel, guarded by about 50 security men, as well as law enforcement. Photo: PA

Italian minister of Interior, Matteo Salvini, is once again under the spotlight—not only for his opinions regarding immigration but now also for his diatribe against Roberto Saviano, author of the best-selling book Gomorrah.

Saviano has been under police protection for more than eleven years after his investigative work on the Neapolitan mafia, the Camorra, triggered death threats.

The ‘police protection’ question became a political matter in…

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