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Poland: Salini-Impregilo and Astaldi win two contractsSalini-Impregilo and Astaldi have won two important contracts in Poland. Salini-Impregilo will work on the planning and construction of a 20.27 kilometre stretch of the A1 motorway south of Warsaw near the city...
The Secretary General, Michele Valensise, has summoned the Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation, Giancarlo KesslerThe Secretary General of the Farnesina, Michele Valensise, summoned the Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation, Giancarlo Kessler, today to express Italy’s keen concern over the measures introduced by the cantonal...
Cartoline dall’altra Italia: From Salerno to Dundee – the biologist fighting tumoursCartoline dall’altra Italia: From Salerno to Dundee – the biologist fighting tumoursLaura Spinelli is a biologist from Campania Region. Aged 33, since 2008 she has lived in Dundee, in Scotland, where she works as a cancer research scientist currently specialising...
Belgrade – Italian director Masucci on Vranje Festival juryBelgrade – Italian director Masucci on Vranje Festival juryYoung Italian film director Monica Masucci will sit on the jury of the VI International Festival of Animated Childrens’ Films – the "Zlatni puz/Golden Snail" award –...
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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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