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6 February 2023
Tajani: «The attack is on the institutions, but let us now close the case. The problems are others» (Corriere della Sera)

ROME – The latest alarm sign has just arrived from the Foreign Ministry: «After those of Saturday in Bogotà, they now inform me that there are writings at the Italian embassy in Bulgaria against the 41 bis harsh prison regime». Antonio Tajani, Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister representing Forza Italia, wants «neither to overdramatise […]

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30 January 2023
Tajani: « Florence, European Capital. Here the roots of dialogue» (La Nazione Firenze)

Today Mayor Dario Nardella will hand over the keys of the city to Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani, who will also hold a lecture-meeting at the European University Institute. «I will hand over the keys to the Minister for his commitment as President of the European Parliament to spreading European values. Values in which the city […]

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30 January 2023
Tajani: «The State under attack. No negotiations with violent fringe groups» (Nazione – Carlino – Giorno)

In the first hundred days of government in which foreign policy has been the absolute protagonist, alarm has broken out over attacks on diplomatic premises. Minister Tajani, first Athens then Barcelona and Berlin: embassies and consulates in the crosshairs. Have you strengthened checks and surveillance around the world? «I have given instructions to strengthen security […]

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25 January 2023
Tajani “Russia wants new Middle Ages. We will soon deliver aid and weapons” (La Stampa)

«Arms shipment will arrive as soon as possible. Ukraine also urgently needs aid for civilians. We are focusing on humanitarian support. Russia wants to bring Ukraine back to the Middle Ages. As to the Samp-T missiles issue, it takes time; there are technical issues to be solved, but we will reach a solution». The Deputy […]

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23 January 2023
Tajani: «The Piombino regasification plant in operation next spring. A network shall connect Italy» (Il Messaggero)

Security, energy, immigrants. In the background, the Italian military and economic support for the defence and reconstruction of Ukraine. The Mediterranean tour of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani moved along these lines. Turkey, Tunisia. Finally Egypt, from which yesterday an opening came on the Regeni and Zaki cases, as well as the […]

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22 January 2023
Tajani: The Balkans Conference in Trieste: Italy as a protagonist (Il Sole 24 Ore)

THE ECONOMY AS A TRUMP CARD FOR PEACE IN THE BALKANS   The National Conference “Italy and the Western Balkans: Growth and Integration” to be held in Trieste on Tuesday, 24 January, is an initiative that I strongly supported to mark Italy’s new political activism in the region, launching a national strategy to strengthen the […]

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22 January 2023
Tajani: “As to the Balkans in the EU, we must speed up the pace. No further delays” (Piccolo di Trieste)

Relaunch Italy’s role in the Balkans, starting from Trieste, a natural “bridge” to the East. At the same time accelerate the integration of the region into the EU, a process that has suffered too many delays and cannot be further delayed. These are some of the objectives that will be on the table at the […]

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22 January 2023
Tajani: «Italy will send the Samp-T missile system. We will support Ukraine: now peace is not possible» (Il Corriere della Sera)

The Foreign Minister: «We will supply the missile system together with France» Minister Tajani, Zelensky calls for more weapons now, but at the Ramstein Summit there was reluctance and resistance, especially from Germany. How to proceed? “I say so over and over again: Italy supports every possible path to achieve a just peace in Ukraine, […]

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8 January 2023
Tajani: “No sign of openness from Moscow. Ongoing dialogue with Paris on the air shield for Ukraine” (Il Corriere della Sera)

ROME – Minister Antonio Tajani, the news arriving from Kiev still do not allow for any optimism. Are we destined to face a long war? “Unfortunately, this is the case, there is no good news coming. Even Putin’s unilateral ceasefire was for internal purposes only. We must continue to work for peace, even though all […]

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27 December 2022
Tajani: “La Ue sia flessibile” (La Stampa)

Minister Tajani: Putin says he wants to open a negotiation. Do you think he can be trusted? «The facts say he can’t». What are you referring to? «If he were truly and sincerely willing, I don’t think there would have been the bombing on Christmas Eve. Putin’s words are not supported by facts». What signal […]

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