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Belgrade: Italian universities on exhibition The Italian Cultural Institute of Belgrade and the Ino Istruzione agency present "Study abroad. In Italy", a student fair focused on the university educational offer in Italy. The event, hosted at the headquarters...
London: in exhibition the precious incunabulum of 1467London: in exhibition the precious incunabulum of 1467The Italian Embassy in London has exhibited one of the oldest and most precious incunabula in Italy: the De Civitate Dei of St. Augustine printed in Subiaco in 1467 from the...
Bratislava: Sardinian municipalities at 'Slovakia Tour' fairA delegation of Sardinian municipalities, bodies and consortia came to Bratislava to participate in the most important tourism fair in Slovakia, 'Slovakia Tour'. The Ambassador of Italy in Slovenia, Gabriele Meucci,...
Minister Di Maio meets the Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania, Edi RamaThe Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Luigi Di Maio, met today, at the Foreign Ministry, with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania, Edi Rama. The meeting was a useful opportunity...
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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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