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Missione del Sottosegretario Scalfarotto a BerlinoIl Sottosegretario Ivan Scalfarotto ha incontrato oggi a Berlino il suo omologo al Ministero federale dell’Economia e dell’Energia, Ulrich Nussbaum, per un approfondimento dei temi di politica commerciale internazionale....
Undersecretary Merlo in Manchester to reopen the ConsulateUndersecretary Ricardo Merlo went today to Manchester where he had meetings with local authorities and members of the local Comites, in view of the reopening of the Italian Consulate in the city, suppressed in 2011. The...
Scalfarotto a Parigi: Francia e Italia per una nuova agenda transatlanticaIl Sottosegretario Ivan Scalfarotto ha incontrato oggi a Parigi il Segretario di Stato del Ministero dell’Europa e degli Affari Esteri, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne. Nel corso dei proficui scambi, è stata richiamata...
Tirana: Mario Airò's project Modelling water on displayTirana: Mario Airò's project Modelling water on displayThe lines of Castelli ceramics shapes the natural motif of water and its flow, in an environmental installation that cites the theme of the fountain. The project 'Modelling...
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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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