2018 in Italy
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Events during the year 2018 in Italy.
- President: Sergio Mattarella
- Prime Minister: Paolo Gentiloni (until 1 June), Giuseppe Conte (starting 1 June)
- February 3 – in Macerata a 28 year old Italian shot and injured six African immigrants in a drive-by shooting incident that was described as an act of revenge motivated by the murder of Pamela Mastropietro. After the attack, Traini reportedly had an Italian flag draped on his shoulders and raised his arm in the fascist salute.
- June 1 –The Government of Change is formed with Five Star Movement and the League. The coalition formed the Conte Cabinet under the leadership of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte
- June 10 – Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini announced the closure of Italian ports, stating that "Everyone in Europe is doing their own business, now Italy is also raising its head. Let's stop the business of illegal immigration." The vessel Aquarius, which is operated jointly by Médecins Sans Frontières and SOS Méditerranée and carried more than 600 migrants.
- June 18 – Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini announced the government would conduct a census of Romani people in Italy for the purpose of deporting all who are not in the country legally. However this measure was criticized as unconstitutional and was opposed by all the oppositions and also by some members of the M5S.
- August 4 – Minister for Family and Disability Lorenzo Fontana called for the repel of the Mancino Law an anti-fascist law saying the law was being used by “globalists” to promote “anti-Italian racism,” and should be abolished.
- August 14 – Morandi Bridge collapses in Genoa, 43 people killed.
Predicted and scheduled events
- February 6 to 10 - Sanremo Music Festival 2018, the 68th annual edition of the Sanremo Music Festival
- March 4 - Italian general election
- March 19 to 25 - 2018 World Figure Skating Championships at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Lombardy
- September 10 to 30 - 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship, co-hosted by Bulgaria and Italy, with semifinals and finals in Turin
- January 2 – Ferdinando Imposimato, 81, judge
- January 5 – Marina Ripa di Meana, 76, actress and television personality
- January 30 – Azeglio Vicini, 84, footballer and football coach
- February 15 – Bibi Ballandi, 71, television producer
- March 2
- March 4 – Davide Astori, 31, footballer
- March 11 – Mario Vegetti, 81, historian of philosophy
- March 26 – Fabrizio Frizzi, 60, television presenter
- March 31 – Luigi De Filippo, 87, actor and playwright
- April 3 – Arrigo Petacco, 88, historian and journalist
- April 15 – Vittorio Taviani, 88, director
- May 5 – Ermanno Olmi, 86, director
- May 6 – Paolo Ferrari, 89, actor
- June 19 – Sergio Gonella, 85, football referee
- July 8 – Carlo Vanzina, 67, director
- July 25 – Sergio Marchionne, 66, businessman
- August 15 – Rita Borsellino, 73, anti-Mafia activist and politician
- August 17 – Claudio Lolli, 68, songwriter and singer
- Pitrelli, Stefano; Birnbaum, Michael (3 February 2018). "Man shoots, wounds at least 6 'people of color' in Italian city amid tensions" – via www.washingtonpost.com.
- "Migranti, l'Italia sfida Malta. Salvini: chiudiamo i porti".
- Italian Minister Moves to Count and Expel Roma, Drawing Outrage
- "Italy to Compile 'Register' of Roma People: Matteo Salvini". The Local. 18 June 2018. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
- Kington, Tom (18 June 2018). "Italian Populist Matteo Salvini Pledges Census of Gypsies". The Times. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
- Far-right Italy minister vows 'action' to expel thousands of Roma
- Salvini shock: "Censimento sui rom, quelli italiani purtroppo ce li dobbiamo tenere". Scontro nel governo, Di Maio: "Incostituzionale"
- "Claudio Baglioni conduttore del Festival di Sanremo". La Repubblica (in Italian). 22 September 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
- "Giro d'Italia set to start 2018 cycling race with three stages in Israel". The Guardian. Associated Press. 14 September 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
- "Italy and Bulgaria to co-host 2018 Men's World Championship" (Press release). Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. 9 December 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
- Piccirilli, Giuseppina (19 June 2017). "VEGA lancerà il satellite PRISMA" (Press release) (in Italian). Italian Space Agency. Retrieved 11 October 2017.