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25 July 2022
Fassino (President of Foreign Affairs Commission, Italian Chamber): “It’s Time for EU to Open its Doors to Balkans”

“Do we need to hope that Russia invades us to convince the European Union to open its doors to us?”. These words, used by a Balkan diplomat addressing me a few weeks ago, well express the frustration matured in the Western Balkans in the light of the exasperating slowness imposed by the European Union on […]

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10 July 2022
Cultural and academic cooperation: financial support for visits to Italy and Kosovo by researchers, lecturers and experts

The Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Directorate General for Public and Cultural Diplomacy – Office III) is allocating, under Chap. 2619/7, grants to encourage visits to Italy and abroad by foreign and Italian researchers, lectures, experts, cultural personalities and operators. This is an important instrument to support the internationalization of the Italian […]

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29 June 2022
Italian Undersecretary Della Vedova in Pristina: “Alongside Kosovo in his European path”

Italy is “very open” to Kosovo’s request to enter the Council of Europe in order to further strengthen the rule of law, human rights and the fight against corruption from an increasingly European perspective. This was affirmed by the Italian Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs, Benedetto Della Vedova, commenting from Pristina for “Agenzia Nova” today’s visit […]

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26 June 2022
“NaturKosovo” has started, Italy to support protection and valorisation of Via Dinarica

It took place at the Magra Austria Eco Hotel (Boge, Rugova Valley) the launch event of the “NaturKosovo: the natural and cultural capital in Kosovo and the sustainable tourism development of the Via Dinarica”, amounting to € 1.8M, granted by the Italian Government. The event is attended by the Ambassador of Italy to Kosovo, Antonello […]

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13 June 2022
Fare Cinema 2022: Italian author films available online until June 19

After the retrospectives on Italian filmmakers Antonioni and Pasolini organized by the Embassy, from Monday 13th June it will be held on-line the fifth edition of “Fare Cinema”, the review launched in 2018 that includes the organization of a series of initiatives to promote Italian cinema and the Italian film industry in the world, organized […]

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3 June 2022
Pristina: Italian commitment in Kosovo at the centre of 2nd June celebrations

Italian commitment in Kosovo was at the center of the Republic Day celebrations in Pristina. Two events had been chaired by Ambassador Antonello De Riu: the first one at the headquarters of the KFOR mission, where the largest Italian contingent abroad operates; the second one at the Emerald Hotel, with the participation of the President […]

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28 May 2022
Amb. De Riu: “Dialogue, Historical Opportunity to Move On. Kosovo’s Visa Liberalisation Can’t Be Delayed Any Longer”

Commitment to strengthen the bilateral partnership with Pristina and to encourage internal reforms, support to the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue facilitated by the EU, support to the European perspective of the entire Western Balkan region: Italian Ambassador to Kosovo Antonello De Riu, in an interview for ANSA, deals with the main topics in the relationship between the […]

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20 May 2022
Statement from the Heads of Mission of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States

In May 2016, the Kosovo Constitutional Court confirmed the Decani Monastery’s ownership of several hectares of land. Despite this lawful decision and subsequent petitions, the Court’s decision has not yet been implemented. Enforcing the rule of law and respecting judicial independence are obligations for all democratically elected governments. They are also necessary preconditions for Kosovo’s […]

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19 May 2022
Tribute to Pasolini, 4 auteur films at the “Kino Armata” Cinema in Pristina (May 24th-27th)

One hundred years after the birth of Pier Paolo Pasolini, the Italian Embassy to Kosovo and “Kino Armata” Cinema in Pristina pay tribute to the great Italian intellectual, writer and director by screening four of his most famous films in the Kosovan capital – Uccellacci e Uccellini, 1966 (The Hawks and the Sparrows); Accattone, 1961; Mamma […]

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17 May 2022
17 May 2022: International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

To mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) which, this year, is dedicated to the theme “Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Rights”, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation firmly reaffirms that human rights are inviolable individual rights that must be assured to all, with no distinction or discrimination, including […]

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