Minister Di Maio spoke on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the Iai on the major issues of the foreign policy agenda: “Transatlantic roots are fundamental”
Starting from the importance of the alliance with the United States, Italy declares itself, once again, with renewed firmness, in favor of the entry of the Western Balkans into the European Union. Foreign Minister Luigi di Maio said yesterday, on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the Istituto Affari Internazionali in Rome. “The anchoring to Euro-Atlantic values and principles – said the minister – is the basis of our action aimed at guaranteeing identity of views and coherence of action in the geographical quadrants of our priority strategic interest.
from this vision, Italy supports the entry of the Western Balkan countries into the EU and their greater integration into NATO. “The issue is not new, but in recent days it has emerged with greater evidence both at the level of the Foreign Commission – during a speech by President Piero Fassino at Maxxi dedicated to the urgency of enlargement – both at the government level, with the declarations of Minister Di Maio. “You cannot ask for reforms from these countries and then delay the procedures of entry, because it is evident that their motivation is also weakening “, Fassino observed.” The European Union – added Di Maio yesterday – in order to establish itself as a global player, must be able to offer a vision of an inclusive and equitable society and growth credible and concrete economic: to do this, it must first consolidate its internal cohesion, ensuring that progress such as the introduction of the Next Generation EU and the adoption of the Green Deal – which Italy has strongly held – are not temporary, but give rise to a structural change “.
Also present at the IAI event were the Minister of Infrastructures Enrico Giovannini, the CEO of Leonardo Alessandro Profumo and the CEO of Eni Claudio Descalzi, who recalled the importance of facing the battle on the environment with equal rules: “If in Europe, which has an emissions share of around 8% globally, yes
they pay the emissions and this does not happen in the US or in Asia, then the climate objectives will not be reached ”.