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NOTA DI ACCREDITAMENTO STAMPA - Convegno "Da una memoria divisa a una storia condivisa tra Italia e Germania. Stato della ricerca e risultati dei progetti dell'ANRP" (Farnesina, 27 giugno 2017)Martedì 27 giugno 2017, dalle ore 15.30 alle ore 17.00, si svolgerà, alla Farnesina, il convegno dal tema "Da una memoria divisa a una storia condivisa tra Italia e Germania. Stato della ricerca e risultati dei...
Undersecretary Amendola's second day of mission to MinskThe second day of the Minsk visit by Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Vincenzo Amendola, on Friday June 23, included bilateral meetings with Belarus's Foreign Minister Vladimir Makey and...
Czech Republic – The Chapel of Italians reopens in Bohemia, symbol of Italy’s presenceCzech Republic – The Chapel of Italians reopens in Bohemia, symbol of Italy’s presenceThe count-down has begun for the conclusive phase in the restoration of the 16th century Assumption of the Virgin Mary Chapel, an icon of the centuries-old presence of...
Undersecretary Amendola on mission to Minsk, in view of Trieste SummitThe Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Vincenzo Amendola, participated in a Ministerial Meeting of the Central European Initiative (CEI) in Minsk on Wednesday 22 June. CEI, the intergovernmental...
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Overview

The Directorate General for European Countries handles bilateral political, economic and cultural relations with 53 European countries and various regional organisations, coordinating a network of 43 embassies and one permanent representation.

The Directorate General for European Countries carries out a range of activities such as organising periodic summits of the highest-ranking officials from the member states of the European Union and frequent meetings with candidate countries. It also manages Italy's dynamic relations with the Russian Federation and ongoing interest for Balkan countries.

The Directorate also provides support for missions, visits and meetings of other exponents of the Italian government, first and foremost the two Under-Secretaries of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs responsible for the countries within the province of the EU Directorate General

Special attention is paid to Parliamentary relations with the countries within the Directorate General's province. The EU Directorate General provides the Commission delegations and MEPs with support material.

The Directorate General helps apply the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy CFSP, ensuring participation in CFSP meetings within its authority. In addition, within the sphere of its duties in managing financial resources, the Director General is responsible for several budget chapters, including 4020 (economic and trade promotion), 4040 (financing of COMITES activity), the funds for the Council of Europe, the European Youth Programme, initiatives for Italian ethic minorities in the former Yugoslavia and those exiled from Istria, Fiume and Dalmatia.

The Directorate General for Europe is also manages resources for development cooperation with Eastern and Central European countries and the Balkans  Law 212/92, Law 180/92 and Law 84/01.

 


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