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26 July 2018
Memorandum of Understanding MAECI-Customs Agency

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Rome today between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Customs and Monopolies Agency.  Undersigned by the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Elisabetta Belloni, and by the Director of the Customs and Monopolies Agency, Giovanni Kessler, this agreement is the first of its […]

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24 July 2018
The contribution of the Foreign Ministry to the Italian Archaeological Mission in Afghanistan

The Foreign Ministry’s contribution  to preserving Afghanistan’s archaeological treasures The contribution of the Foreign Ministry to the Italian Archaeological Mission in Afghanistan, which has again been renewed for 2018, will be allocated to training Afghan archaeological experts and financing their field research. The mission, which has been operating in the Country since 1957, is directed […]

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20 July 2018
Armenia-Italy: the opera Arshak II on stage in Yerevan

Yerevan stages the opera Arshak II, written in 1868 in Italian and Armenian by Tigran Tchoukhajian, following the Italian 19th century “Grand opera” tradition (Rossini, Bellini, and the first operas by Verdi). Arshak II is the first Armenian opera and, more generally, the first in the cultural musical history of the East. The opera is […]

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18 July 2018
“China in 2018 – Scenarios and perspectives for businesses”

The Farnesina today hosts the presentation of the Annual Report “China in 2018 – Scenarios and perspectives for businesses”, now at its ninth edition.   The Report, drafted by the Centre of Corporate Studies of the Italy China Foundation (CeSIF), surveys the political and economic scenarios and how to access the business sector in China, with […]

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17 July 2018
MeerKAT telescope inaugurated in South Africa

The MeerKAT radio telescope was inaugurated a few days ago in the Karoo desert, in South Africa. MeerKAT is an integral part of the multinational project Square Kilometer Array (SKA) in which Italy participates in an active and qualified manner. The inaugural ceremony was held in the presence of the Vice President of the Republic […]

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16 July 2018
Turkey: ‘Mediterraneo’ photo exhibition by Mimmo Jodice in Istanbul

A voyage across the myth, memory, culture and landscape of the great civilisations that have peopled the Mediterranean Basin, exhibited in one of the emblematic Countries of the ‘Mare Nostrum’. This is the itinerary plotted by ‘Mediterraneo’, the photo exhibition by photographer Mimmo Jodice, which will open tonight at the Assos Hall of the Archaeological […]

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16 July 2018
Midwives deployed to remote Afghanistan to lower maternal death rate

By midnight, Khurshid, 35, was in serious trouble. Five months pregnant and bleeding heavily, she had passed out at home. Her family carried her unconscious body to the nearest – and only – health station in Afghanistan’s remote, mountainous Chesht-e Sharif District. “Her state shocked me, but I knew quickly that it was a miscarriage,” […]

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11 July 2018
The 18th World Saxophone Congress in Zagreb

The 18th World Saxophone Congress  was inaugurated in Zagreb with ‘Saxophobia’, an exhibition of saxophones of all types and sizes from Attilio Berni’s vast collection. It is the largest collection in the world, with over 500 musical instruments in addition to 200 toys and accessories and 2000 photographs of famous saxophonists.  The Congress will take place from July 10 to […]

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11 July 2018
Partnership agreement signed to promote sustainable agriculture

A partnership agreement was signed promoting sustainable agriculture to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) recently partnered with the FAO and with three of the major public research agencies in Italy: the National Research Council (CNR); the Council for Agricultural Research and Agricultural Economics Analysis (CREA); and […]

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10 July 2018
Fast It: new registry portal for Italians abroad

Fast It is a digital platform developed by the Directorate General for Italians Abroad and Migration Policies (DGIT) in conjunction with the Directorate General for Administration, IT and TLC (DGAI) in order to enable Italian nationals residing abroad to enlist in the AIRE registry and quickly notify a possible change of address, if necessary. The […]

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