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Comitato di Coordinamento dei ministri di Italia e CroaziaComitato di Coordinamento dei ministri di Italia e CroaziaSi svolge oggi alla Farnesina il Comitato di Coordinamento dei ministri di Italia e Croazia, che riunisce responsabili degli Esteri, dell’Ambiente, dello Sviluppo Economico,...
Alfano: “Italy and Romania have a unique relationship”“Italians and Romanians are united by a historical friendship nurtured by numerous similarities such as the strong resemblance between our languages that have always helped forge strong political, cultural and...
Siro Surfing, by choreographer Siro GuglielmiSiro Surfing, by choreographer Siro GuglielmiThe Italian Cultural Institute in Madrid, in cooperation with the Teatros del Canal, will present the choreographic work of Siro Guglielmi, from 6 to 9 p.m. on 18 and...
Minister Alfano on mission to Bucharest “We have a decade-long strategic partnership with Rumania, also consolidated by the presence of a very numerous Rumanian community in Italy. Italy has been for years among Rumania’s major trade partners, with...
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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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