Italy: Lawmakers Want Salvini to Explain Alleged Russia Deal

Opposition lawmakers in Italy demanded Thursday to have Interior Minister Matteo Salvini appear in Parliament about allegations that a covert Russian oil sale scheme was devised to fund his pro-Moscow League party.Democratic Party lawmakers pressed for a parliamentary inquiry following another media report with allegations that a former Salvini associate proposed an under-the-table arrangement to pump money into the right-wing party.The alleged proposal for the multimillion-euro plan was made last year after the League became a partner in Italy's populist coalition government and ahead of May's European Parliament elections.Italian Senator...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Thursday, 11 July

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