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Marco Minniti

Date and place of birth: Jun. 06, 1956, Reggio Calabria
Current Position: Interior minister since December 12, 2016
Previous: Undersecretary of State to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and Delegated Authority for the Security of the Italian Republic in the government of Matteo Renzi. Member of the centre-left Democratic Party. Elected at the Senate for the first time in 2001
Education: Degree in Philosophy at Rome University La Sapienza
What you should know: Marco Minniti (Domenico in the real name) began his career in his native Calabria. He has been a member of the Chamber of Deputies in the XIV, XV and XVI legislatures. In the XVII legislature Minniti was elected Senator for the Calabrian constituency for the Partito Democratico, a party in which he has held leading positions in the past, including that of “shadow minister” for the Interior and National Supervisor for the Monitoring of the Implementation of the Monti Government Program. He was Undersecretary of State to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in the first Massimo D'Alema government, Undersecretary of State to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers with a mandate for Intelligence and Security in the second D'Alema government, Coordinator of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for Reconstruction in the Balkans during the Kosovo crisis, Undersecretary of Defense in the Amato government, Vice Minister of Interior in the second Romano Prodi government, and Undersecretary of State to the Presidency of the Council of Minister–Delegated Authority for Security of the Republic in the Letta government.

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  1. Politics

    Are we at a turning point on immigration?

    by Luca Ricolfi

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    I do not know if it is the fear of the imminent political elections, or a result of the advance of populist forces in Europe and America, or a response to the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement's increasingly critical approach to illegal immigration. It is a fact, however, that on the issue of migrants, after years of more or less resigned paralysis, things are starting to change. New Interior Minister Marco Minniti is one of the ...

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    Italy moves to increase checks at refugee welcome centers

    by Marco Ludovico

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    Italy has stepped up its checks in the system under which immigrants arriving in the country are processed and accommodated. The two-pronged effort includes a directive to prefects sent late last Thursday by the Interior Ministry asking for “timely accounting of individuals requesting asylum who have been entered in the SPRAR network (the system to accommodate refugees and asylum seekers).” SPRAR is the best model around today. It ...

  3. Politics

    The new cabinet

    Prime Minister designated Paolo Gentiloni has formed his government in record time, less than 32 hours. The President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, had appointed ...