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Skopie: food&wine, ICE promuove il Made in Italy Nonostante le limitazioni imposte dalle misure di contrasto al coronavirus, si è tenuta anche quest’anno la settimana di promozione dei prodotti alimentari e vini italiani in Macedonia del Nord per iniziativa...
Meeting of Undersecretary Scalfarotto with the Swiss State Secretary, Marie Gabrielle Ineichen Fleisch, and the Director for European Affairs of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Roberto Balzaretti Undersecretary Ivan Scalfarotto met in Bern with Secretary of State for Economic Affairs and Trade Marie Gabrielle Ineichen Fleisch and Secretary of State and Director for European Affairs of the Federal Department...
IIC Copenhagen: Rodari, a virtual exhibitionLeggere attraverso l’immagine. A tribute to Gianni Rodari is the new project of the Italian Cultural Institute of Copenhagen, realized together with the A Library. Baldini di Santarcangelo di Romagna, to...
IIC Sofia: "Fellini's Sets" exhibitionThe Italian Cultural Institute of Sofia presents the photographic exhibition I Set di Fellini (Fellini’s sets), dedicated to the great Italian director. The event is part of the summer program of the IIC. The...
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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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