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    Leader of The League party Matteo Salvini talks during an electoral rally in Milan, Italy, Friday, March 2, 2018

    Salvini Vows to Present 'Bill of Rights' of European Peoples After EU Election

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    MILAN (Sputnik) - Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who is also the leader of Italy's political party Lega, intends to present the "Bill of Rights of the European Peoples" to the EU Parliament as the first document of his alliance after the election.

    "We have prepared the Bill of rights of the European peoples, which is going to be the first document Lega and the Alliance of People and Nations will present to the European Parliament… The right to work instead of money as some God! The right to work, to happiness, to health," Salvini said during a right-wing rally in Milan.

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    The rally is organised by Salvini and is held under "Italy first! Toward a Common Sense Europe" slogan. Salvini has built a pan-European bloc of right-wing parties ahead of the elections to the European Parliament, in which his party is projected to make some of the most striking gains.

    The ongoing demonstration is joined by 11 right-wing European parties' representatives, including French National Rally party's leader Marine Le Pen, Alternative for Germany's (AfD) co-leader Jorg Meuthen and the Dutch Party's for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders.

    From 23-26 May, the European Union will hold elections to its parliament. The new composition of the European Commission and its head will be determined based on the results of the vote.


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