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18 September 2023
FM Tajani in New York for UN General Assembly: ” Western Balkans, priority region for Italy”

As part of the high-level week of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly underway in New York, Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Antonio Tajani, met today with his counterparts from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, and with the Ministers of Croatia […]

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15 September 2023
“Sanremo Giovani World Tour” in Pristina (Oct.1). Special guests MC Kresha & Lyrical Son

Update – Following the tragic events of September 24th, 2023 in northern Kosovo, the “Sanremo Giovani World Tour” concert scheduled for that date in Pristina, in agreement with the Municipality and other Kosovar institutions, has been moved to October 1st,  2023, same location (“Sheshi George W. Bush”) and same time (8 p.m.). _____________ The summer […]

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11 August 2023
Peace and humanitarian initiatives: grants to proposals from IO and Italian public bodies, applications till 31 October 23

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (General Directorate for Europe and International Trade Policy – DGUE) awards and allocates contributions for the implementation of initiatives within the framework of the provisions of art. 23 ter of DPR 18/67 (Presidential Decree), for aims related to Italian participation in peace and humanitarian initiatives at […]

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10 August 2023
Reconciliation, inclusion and human rights: “Bando Balcani 2023” has been published, applications till September 30

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Directorate General for Europe and International Trade Policy-DGUE) has published a publicity notice (Bando Balcani) in favour of projects aimed at enabling Italian participation in international peace and humanitarian initiatives and the protection of human rights. The contributions are granted to proposals of initiatives related to […]

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8 August 2023
Message from Italian FM Antonio Tajani on the day of the 67th anniversary of the Marcinelle tragedy

Dear Italians abroad, it is with great emotion that today we commemorate the Marcinelle tragedy on its 67th anniversary. In memory of the 262 victims of 11 different nationalities – of whom 136 were Italian nationals – who lost their lives in the mining accident. Since 2001, on the anniversary of Marcinelle, the 8 August […]

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10 July 2023
Min. Tajani: “Balkans, top priority for Italy. Working to ease tensions in Kosovo”

The Western Balkans are a priority for the Italian Government, “because they are Europe”. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Antonio Tajani, speaking at the Dubrovnik Forum 2023 held on July 7th and 8th in Croatia. Tajani recalled that Italy will host a trilateral meeting on […]

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9 July 2023
Amb. De Riu on RTK: “EU measures reversible, designed to encourage de-escalation. Immediately return to Dialogue”

The measures adopted by the EU are reversible and designed to encourage the governments of Belgrade and Pristina to implement what has been agreed upon for the normalization of relations. This was stated by the Italian Ambassador to Kosovo, Antonello De Riu, regarding the measures implemented by Brussels towards Pristina. “These measures have been taken […]

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21 June 2023
“NaturKosovo”: the call for small businesses in the tourism sector is open, applications until 31 July 2023

Volontari nel Mondo RTM in the framework of the NaturKosovo project, funded by the Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo, officially opens the call for: “Mini-grants for Micro Service Providers in the Tourism Sector for the sustainable development of the Kosovar stretch of the Via Dinarica”. For more information, please refer to the official […]

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15 June 2023
Development project “NaturKosovo”: maintenance works on the “Via Dinarica” started

Maintenance works on the “Via Dinarica”, the network of hiking trails that connects villages and mountain communities across the Western Balkans, have begun in Kosovo. Armed with signs, stone cairns, and white-red markers, experts from the Italian Alpine Club (CAI) and mountaineering associations from the municipalities of Peja, Decan, and Junik have started working on […]

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4 June 2023
Italian National Day in Kosovo, Ambassador De Riu calls for de-escalation

Italian Ambassador to Kosovo, Antonello De Riu, speaking at the reception held last night in Pristina for the Republic Day, noted how this year’s holiday coincides with the new tensions in northern Kosovo, which have resulted in the injuring of several KFOR (NATO Kosovo Force) soldiers. “On my personal behalf and on behalf of the […]

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