Italian Parliament Opens Debate on Minority Protection Bill

Rome, 27 June - ITALY/MINORITY
The lower chamber of Italian Parliament took up a debate on the global protection bill for the Slovene minority in Italy on Tuesday. Those who oppose the bill, mainly deputies of centre-right and extreme right parties, have submitted about 1,500 amendments to the bill and each one is debated and voted upon separately. The debate is expected to be interrupted today, but it is still unclear whether it will continue on Wednesday.

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