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Statement by the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella on the occasion of Europe Day
Statement by the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella on the occasion of Europe Day05/09/2020

In a world famous statement on 9th may 1950, Robert Schuman, one of the fathers of Europe, envisaged an economically and - in prospect - politically united continent to overcome the heavy legacy of war and as the starting point for an ambitious process of integration between countries. The European union has gone through...

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Minister Di Maio at the opening of the event Europe: managing the COVID-19 Crisis of the European University Institute
Minister Di Maio at the opening of the event "Europe: managing the COVID-19 Crisis" of the European University Institute05/09/2020

On the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, we meet again - albeit with the distance imposed by the current pandemic - to take stock of the State of the European Union. I want to thank the President of the Dehousse European University Institute and greet all the guests connected. The devastating impact of the pandemic...

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Giornata mondiale della Croce Rossa: messaggio del Presidente Mattarella
Giornata mondiale della Croce Rossa: messaggio del Presidente Mattarella05/08/2020

Il Presidente della Repubblica, Sergio Mattarella, ha inviato al Presidente Nazionale della Croce Rossa Italiana, Francesco Rocca, il seguente messaggio: «La Giornata mondiale della Croce Rossa e della Mezzaluna Rossa ricorre quest’anno mentre l’umanità intera si trova a contrastare una pandemia i...

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Deputy Minister Del Re: Covid19, Italy adheres to UN women's rights appeal05/06/2020

Deputy Minister Emanuela Del Re has joined, on behalf of Italy, the joint statement, promoted at the United Nations by South Africa and Sweden and signed by 59 countries, for the protection of women’s sexual and reproductive rights and the promotion of the gender perspective in response to Coronavirus pandemic. "Our country has always been at the foref...

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Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte takes part to the launch of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Treatments to COVID-19
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte takes part to the launch of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Treatments to COVID-1904/24/2020

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte took part today to the launch of the Global Collaboration to accelerate the development, production and equitable global access to new COVID-19 essential health technologies.  Watch the video of the launch event

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COVID-19: Vice-Minister Del Re speaks with ICRC president
COVID-19: Vice-Minister Del Re speaks with ICRC president04/19/2020

Vice Minister Emanuela Del Re had a telephone conversation with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer. On 26 March last, the ICRC, together with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), presented a plan to combat the COVID-19 emergency in countries...

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COVID-19. Nuovo Dpcm di proroga delle misure restrittive adottate in Italia per il contenimento dell'emergenza epidemiologica
COVID-19. Nuovo Dpcm di proroga delle misure restrittive adottate in Italia per il contenimento dell'emergenza epidemiologica04/11/2020

Il Presidente Conte ha firmato il Dpcm con cui vengono prorogate fino al 3 maggio le misure restrittive sin qui adottate per il contenimento dell'emergenza epidemiologica da Covid-19. Qui il testo del Dpcm: http://www.governo.it/sites/new.governo.it/files/Dpcm_20200410.pdf  

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Statement by President Mattarella on the 70° anniversary of the World Health Day
Statement by President Mattarella on the 70° anniversary of the World Health Day04/07/2020

President Mattarella delivered the following statement of the occasion of World Health Day: «La Giornata Mondiale della Salute ricorre quest’anno mentre l’intero pianeta è chiamato ad affrontare una pericolosa pandemia, causata da un virus ancora per molti aspetti sconosciuto e assai temibile soprattutto...

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Focus Coronavirus
Focus Coronavirus03/28/2020

Check the special section of the website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs dedicated to COVID-19. Norms, FAQs, speeches, interviews and useful links: https://www.esteri.it/mae/en/sala_stampa/archivionotizie/approfondimenti/2020/02/farnesina-al-lavoro-per-una-corretta-informazione-all-estero.html    

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Coronavirus. Statement by President Mattarella
Coronavirus. Statement by President Mattarella03/28/2020

The President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella delivered the following statement: «Mi permetto nuovamente, care concittadine e cari concittadini, di rivolgermi a voi, nel corso di questa difficile emergenza, per condividere alcune riflessioni. Ne avverto il dovere. La prima si traduce in un pensiero rivolto alle pe...

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs launches the campaign #WeAreItaly
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs launches the campaign #WeAreItaly03/19/2020

The campaign #WeAreItaly #StayTunedOnIt launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to promote the most creative and vital Italy in the world in the days of the Coronavirus has just started. Andrea Bocelli, Uto Ughi, Tiziano Ferro, Paolo Fresu, Ada Montellanico, Nek, Andrea Griminelli, Rita Marcotulli, Fabrizio Bosso and...

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Decree on quarantine of persons entering Italy
Decree on quarantine of persons entering Italy 03/18/2020

Pursuant to the Decree of the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, adopted in coordination with the Minister of Health no. 120 of 17-03-2020, all persons who enter Italy, even if asymptomatic to COVID-19, are obliged to self-isolation for a period of 14 days, with the exception of those who transit or stay in Italy...

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Human Rights Council: Universal Periodic Review of Italy
Human Rights Council: Universal Periodic Review of Italy03/12/2020

As part of the work of its 43rd session, the Human Rights Council approved today the report of Italy's Universal Periodic Review, a verification mechanism among States on the implementation of fundamental rights and freedoms. I taly accepted 95% of the recommendations received from other States (292 out of 306) confirming,...

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Message of President Mattarella on the occasion of International Women's Day
Message of President Mattarella on the occasion of International Women's Day03/08/2020

President Mattarella delivered the following message on the occasion of International Women's Day: «Per i motivi che tutti conosciamo, quest’anno non potremo celebrare la giornata internazionale della donna al Quirinale. Ma desidero egualmente inviare a tutte le donne italiane e a quante si trovano in Italia...

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Human Rights Council. Right to food: statement by Ambassador Cornado
Human Rights Council. Right to food: statement by Ambassador Cornado03/03/2020

In the framework of the 43rd ordinary session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Ambassador Gian Lorenzo Cornado, Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations in Geneva, spoke today in the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur for the right to Hilal Elver food to express Italy's deep disappointment...

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