Basic income only for Italians - Di Maio

Denies reports some migrants will be covered

(ANSA) - Rome, January 3 - The government's new universal basic income for the poor and job seekers is only aimed at Italian citizens, Deputy Premier and Labour and Industry Minister Luigi Di Maio said Thursday.
    Di Maio denied reports it would also go to some 250,000 immigrants who have been in Italy for at least five years.
    "The law, as we have always said, concerns a basic income for those that are Italian citizens", said the leader of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, which rules Italy with the anti-migrant Euroskeptic League party of Interior Minister and Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini.
   

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