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18 January 2012
Beijing: smart trash bins from Milan’s Polytechnic

Italian technology employed in waste management in China. The Beijing Environmental Sanitation Engineering Research Institute decided in 2011 to implement the “Greenwaste” project designed in the Robotics Laboratory of Milan’s Polytechnic Institute in a central area of Beijing, the aim of which is to build and distribute intelligent urban trash bins. To read more select […]

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18 January 2012
Calcutta: Italy guest of the book fair

The Calcutta International Book Fair opens on 24 January, where Italy has been invited as guest of honour. With over one million participants and proceeds of nearly two million euro in books sold at every recurrence, the “Kolkata Book Fair” is India’s most important event of the kind. It takes place at this time every […]

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18 January 2012
Paris: Sarkozy inducts Umberto Eco into the “Legion d’Honneur”

In the course of a moving ceremony held at the Élysée on 13 January, French President Nicolas Sarkozy conferred the rank of Commandeur of the Legion d’Honneur on Italian writer and semiologist Umberto Eco, whose prestige and renown in France are equal to that which he enjoys in our country. To read more select ITALIANO […]

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17 January 2012
Italy-Egypt: Terzi off to Cairo for a stronger strategic partnership

Minister Giulio Terzi will be in Egypt Thursday next for a bilateral visit at a crucial stage in the redesign of the regional framework, one year on from the start of the “Arab spring”. He will hold a series of meetings in Cairo – with Head of the Armed Forces Supreme Council Marshall Houssein Tantawi, […]

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17 January 2012
Crisis: Italy and its government enjoy the EU’s full support, says Terzi

Europe has broadly acknowledged Italy’s commitment to overcoming the crisis. This was Minister Giulio Terzi’s assertion on the television broadcast of “Otto e mezzo”, where he cited the “revival of credibility” and “full support for Italy” and “its government’s actions” of European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, on a visit to Rome at a special […]

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17 January 2012
Afghanistan, transition in the province of Herat enters second phase

A ceremony was held today for the official opening of the second phase of the transition in Herat province, epicentre of the region where approximately 4,000 Italian troops are stationed. After an initial phase involving the main city of Herat, the transition will now continue in the majority of the province’s other districts, and is […]

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16 January 2012
Italy-Egypt: a “lasting partnership”, says Terzi – Perss briefing on the minister’s mission

Minister Giulio Terzi will be in Egypt on Thursday for bilateral meetings at a crucial stage in the redefinition of regional balances, and one year on from the start of the Arab spring. The minister’s meetings in Cairo will aim to strengthen the strategic partnership at all levels and in all spheres of cooperation between […]

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13 January 2012
Afghanistan – Terzi meets the Governor of Herat: Italy’s commitment continues

Italy’s commitment to support the stabilisation of Afghanistan and the consolidation of sustainable economic growth there continues. To give a concrete signal in this respect, Foreign Minister Terzi has met Daud Shah Saba, the Governor of Herat, who expressed his satisfaction with the results of the first six months of the transition, results to which […]

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13 January 2012
Italy-Latin America: the aim must be greater integration, says Dassù

“Between Latin America and Europe there’s enormous potential for integration, which Italy has every interest in promoting”. Speaking was Secretary of State Marta Dassù during her talk at the Italian-Latin American Institute during the visit by the Colombian Vice President, Angelino Garzon, on 12 January 2012. In recent years, noted the Secretary of State, Latin […]

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13 January 2012
Exhibition: “tauromachia” opens in Prague: Picasso, Dalí and Goya

With the support of the Embassy of Italy in Prague and the Italian Cultural Institute, the exhibition “Tauromaquia”, curated by Serena Baccaglini of Milan’s Catholic University, opened at the Prague Town Hall (Obecni dum) and will run through 9 April. The exhibition presents a selection of works by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Francisco Goya […]

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