A member of Germany’s right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, Beatrix von Storch, believes that Italian Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini should be given the Nobel Peace Prize for his “great contribution” to European security and fight against illegal migration.

“Matteo Salvini, as the Italian interior minister, has made a great contribution to the security and stability of Europe. By closing Italy’s borders, he has successfully curbed illegal migration to Europe as well as the smuggling industry, and thus shown what honest and decisive policies can achieve … I propose Matteo Salvini for the Nobel Peace Prize because he has exemplified a successful policy of stability for Europe and for saving thousands of lives, an example that others should follow,” von Storch said in a statement released by AfD.

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