6 09, 2022

A brief roundup of Italy’s economic diplomacy: China, Tanzania, Mexico and beyond

By |2022-09-06T15:46:07+00:00September 6th, 2022|News and Top Stories|Comments Off on A brief roundup of Italy’s economic diplomacy: China, Tanzania, Mexico and beyond

Italian diplomacy is working feverishly as summer ends and elections approach. Italian Chambers of Commerce keep cultivating a global network to ensure more comprehensive cooperation between Italian and foreign companies. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs set the tone for the broader approach. [...]

25 08, 2022

Italy and the world. A survey of Italian companies’ exports and investments

By |2022-08-25T07:41:48+00:00August 25th, 2022|News and Top Stories|Comments Off on Italy and the world. A survey of Italian companies’ exports and investments

ISTAT released its latest annual report concerning trade and international transactions of Italian companies. The National Institute of Statistics, together with ICE, published a veritable treasure trove of statistics and figures painting a detailed picture of the state of Italy’s exports and imports, [...]

1 07, 2022

A comprehensive account of the last year of Italian medium-sized businesses

By |2022-07-04T07:50:29+00:00July 1st, 2022|News and Top Stories|Comments Off on A comprehensive account of the last year of Italian medium-sized businesses

Unioncamere, the body representing the Italian Chambers of Commerce, published a comprehensive report on the past and future of Italian medium businesses. The report, complied with the help of Mediobanca, painted a very flattering picture of the sector: a 19 per cent increase [...]

3 06, 2022

As of 1 June 2022, the Green Pass or other equivalent certification is no longer required for entry or re-entry into Italy

By |2022-06-03T17:09:15+00:00June 3rd, 2022|News and Top Stories|Comments Off on As of 1 June 2022, the Green Pass or other equivalent certification is no longer required for entry or re-entry into Italy

COVID-19 restrictive measures for arrivals from abroad are no longer in force. In Italy, some containment measures – such as the use of masks under specific circumstances – shall remain in force until 15 June. For further information, see ViaggiareSicuri’s detailed information page and the Ministry [...]

17 05, 2022

Italy is back in India. A summary of the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs’ visit to New Delhi and Bangaluru

By |2022-05-17T08:13:50+00:00May 17th, 2022|News and Top Stories|Comments Off on Italy is back in India. A summary of the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs’ visit to New Delhi and Bangaluru

After ten years, the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs paid a visit to India. Minister Di Maio's trip to New Delhi and Bangaluru, which took place from 4-6 May 2022, marked the return of the top Italian diplomatic representative to the country since [...]

28 03, 2022

The European Parliament asks to stop the golden passports of Bulgaria, Malta and Cyprus and common rules for ‘golden visas’

By |2022-03-28T08:45:27+00:00March 28th, 2022|News and Top Stories|Comments Off on The European Parliament asks to stop the golden passports of Bulgaria, Malta and Cyprus and common rules for ‘golden visas’

(Source: European Parliament, press release, 9 March 2022) Ban ‘golden passports’... Parliament stresses that ‘citizenship by investment’ (CBI) schemes, under which third country nationals obtain citizenship rights in exchange for a sum of money, undermine the essence of EU citizenship. Parliament describes the [...]

26 02, 2022

On February 25, the EU council suspended the visa facilitation agreement between the EU and the Russian Federation

By |2022-03-08T08:52:42+00:00February 26th, 2022|News and Top Stories|Comments Off on On February 25, the EU council suspended the visa facilitation agreement between the EU and the Russian Federation

From now on it will also be more difficult for Russian business people to obtain a business visa. Below, both the full text of the Council Decision of 25 February 2022 (1) and of the partially suspended agreement between the European community and [...]

3 02, 2022

Mattarella re-elected as President while the Italian economy keeps on growing

By |2022-02-03T08:00:40+00:00February 3rd, 2022|News and Top Stories|Comments Off on Mattarella re-elected as President while the Italian economy keeps on growing

The turbulent week during which the Italian Parliament was busy choosing the next President of the Republic culminated in the re-election of incumbent Sergio Mattarella. Despite the flurry of names proposed by party leaders, the demand for political stability coming from the presidential [...]

26 01, 2022

Corruption decreasing in Italy according to the latest Corruption Perception Index

By |2022-01-26T09:57:13+00:00January 26th, 2022|News and Top Stories|Comments Off on Corruption decreasing in Italy according to the latest Corruption Perception Index

According to Transparency International's latest report, the long-standing corruption problem in Italy seems to be improving. In the recently published Corruption Perception Index (CPI), which refers to 2021, Italy has gained three points marking a ten positions improvement in the ranking. With a [...]

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