Saturday, March 2, 2024

Italy

Vatican, Kazakhstan encourage interfaith dialogue

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev visited Italy last week where he signed several agreements and made his first official visit to the Vatican to meet...

Sustainable tourism to help world economies, societies

NE Global sat down with Alessandra Priante, the Director of the UNWTO for Europe, the UN agency that promotes sustainable and responsible tourism, to...

A post-Berlusconi Italy could find itself at an era-defining political turning point

A new era began in Italy on June 12 when Silvio Berlusconi, the polarizing and towering political figure who dominated Italian politics for nearly...

Quo vadis, Italia?

2023 promises to be a pivotal year for Italy as Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni looks to lead the country down a path of political and economic stabilization.

Italy sees close cooperation with NATO as key to Europe’s strategic defense

Europe needs to avoid, at all costs, any form of decoupling between EU defense cooperation and the transatlantic alliance.

Pope Francis to visit Kazakhstan in September

Pope Francis has confirmed his official visit to Kazakhstan and participation in the VII Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, Kazakhstan's presidential...

Italy’s ENI inaugurates its second wind farm in Kazakhstan

Italian energy major ENI, through its local renewable subsidiary Arm Wind LLP, inaugurated on March 2 the Badamsha 2 Wind Farm located in the...

Despite heavy imports, France still biggest electricity exporter in Europe

France maintained its position as the biggest net exporter of power in Europe in the second half of 2021, despite an extreme reliance on...

Interview with Vannia Gava, Italy’s Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Ecological Transition

Vannia Gava, Italy's Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Ecological Transition, spoke with New Europe in an exclusive interview in Rome about the...

Scotland awards massive seabed rights for wind farms in North Sea

The Crown Estate Scotland announced on January 17 the results of the ScotWind seabed tender, after receiving 74 bids for the 15 areas that...

Waves of tributes pour in following the untimely death of EU Parliament President

David Sassoli, the Italian-born European Parliament president who had served in the position since 2009, passed away at the age of 65 on January...

Enel and Italy’s Fire and Rescue Service to boost safety, environmental protection

Italian energy major Enel and the country’s national fire department signed on January 4 a memorandum of understanding aimed at strengthening collaboration to protect...

Commission approves EU funding for nature, environment and climate action projects

The European Commission approved on November 25 an investment package of more than €290 million for 132 new projects under the LIFE programme for...

The power of investigative journalism

In February 2018, a young Slovak investigative journalist named Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend, Martina Kusnirova, were brutally murdered in their home in Velka...

EU, UNEP launch International Methane Emissions Observatory

At the G20 Summit, on the eve of the COP26 UN climate conference in Glasgow, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) with support from the...

ENI achieves start-up from Cabaca North project deep offshore Angola

Italian energy giant ENI said on September 24 the company started production from Cabaca North development project, in Block 15/06 of the Angolan deep...

Will Central Asia serve as Europe’s bridge to Afghanistan?

Just over one month on from the fall of Kabul, Europe is still grasping for answers to the question of how to engage in...

Time is not on our side: EUMed 9 leaders discuss climate crisis

ATHENS - Meeting at Greece's capital on September 17, the EUMed 9 summit leaders signed on September 17 the Athens Declaration on climate change...

ENI and Aeroporti di Roma ink deal to develop biofuels for aviation

Italian energy giant ENI and Aeroporti di Roma (ADR) signed on September 14 a strategic agreement to promote decarbonization initiatives in the aviation sector...

What next after 20 years of war in Afghanistan? Anatol Lieven on the U.S.’ legacy and the Taliban’s rise

On August 30, 2021, a C-17 transport plane took off from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, signaling the end of America’s longest war....

Italy’s ENI starts production of the Cuica field offshore Angola

Italian energy major ENI said on August 13 the company started production of the Cuica Field, in Block 15/06 of the Angolan deep offshore,...

Enel Green Power Italia and ship builder Fincantieri ink green hydrogen deal

Enel Green Power Italia and ship builder Fincantieri signed a Memorandum of Understanding on August 5 to develop solutions for the production, supply, management...

How the Austrians and their Chancellor charmed the Arabs

In late July, the Austrian capital of Vienna hosted a special guest. It was none other than the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. The...

Italy’s ENI and Kenya’s government to promote decarbonization

Italian energy major ENI and Kenya’s Ministry of Petroleum and Mining signed on July 21 a Memorandum of Understanding to promote the decarbonization process...

Making sense of the Italy-UAE rift

Earlier this month the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ordered the withdrawal of all Italian aircraft and personnel from its Al Minhad Air Force Base...

From Vienna to Tripoli, the Muslim Brotherhood’s impact is felt on both sides of the Mediterranean

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has recently undertaken a number of legislative initiatives that target Islamist groups and movements, which are active within the country,...

A broken migration system

Turkey and Greece are both transit countries for migrants on their way to Germany and wealthy destinations in northern Europe. Migrants are resilient. Many...

A fractured movement

As a major dispute between rival factions of Italy's Five-Star Movement, New Europe spoke with Italian parliamentarian Cristian Romaniello about the deep internal crisis...

Sanctions have to hurt

Can the EU topple Alexander Lukashenko, the dictator of Belarus, with new sanctions? Probably not, but after the forced landing of Ryanair Flight 4978,...

INTERVIEW: Uzbek Deputy PM Aziz Abdukhakimov

With Italy's famed lagoon city of Venice opening its doors for the 17th Architecture Biennale, New Europe had the pleasure to speak, in an...

ENI and BP mull combining Angolan interests into new joint venture

Italy’s ENI and British Petroleum announced on May 19 they have entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) to progress detailed discussions on...

MEPs slam EU food companies over caged confinement of animals abroad

In a strongly-worded letter released on May 15, members of the European Parliament called on food companies to end the caged confinement of animals in their global supply...

In Afghanistan the Allies invested in the US’ security

After nearly twenty years of engagement in Afghanistan, the United States has now set in motion the process of pulling out all its forces...

ENI through Vargronn ink deal with Equinor for wind project offshore Norway

Italian energy major ENI said on May 6 Equinor and Vargronn, the Norwegian renewable energy company established by HitecVision and ENI, have signed a...

Commission proposes to ease restrictions on non-essential travel to the EU

Almost 15 months after Europe effectively closed its borders to the outside world in its efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, the European...

Ukraine is a test for the West and ‘Westlessness’

The G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, The United Kingdom and the United States, as well as the High Representative of...

INTERVIEW with Lorenzo Nannelli: Returning Italy to normal

With most of Italy suffering from having been subjected to another government-imposed hard lockdown since mid-March, Italian citizens took to the streets of Rome...

INTERVIEW with Roberto De Vita: Italy’s espionage scandal

Amid the fallout of an espionage case involving an Italian naval captain, Walter Biot, and his alleged passing on of classified information to Russia's...

INTERVIEW with Pietro Paganini: The EU and palm oil

As Europe scales back on its imports of palm oil, citing environmental and labor concerns, New Europe spoke with Pietro Paganini, an Adjunct Assistant Professor...

INTERVIEW with Matteo Salvini: The European Union needs to reinvent itself and find a new soul

On two separate occasions prior to the Easter holiday, New Europe had the opportunity to meet with Matteo Salvini, the leader of Italy's Lega...

INTERVIEW: Professor Giorgio Palu, President of Italy’s medicines agency

New Europe spoke with Professor Giorgio Palu, President of AIFA (the Italian Medicines Agency) and a newly appointed member of the Scientific Technical Committee,...

Saipem partners up with Hyperion Systems Engineering in Eastern Mediterranean

Italy’s Saipem and Cyprus’ Hyperion Systems Engineering have joined forces to create Saipem-Hyperion Eastmed Engineering, a jointly controlled company based in Cyprus.The new company...

INTERVIEW with Stefano Maggi, president of the Italo-Russian Chamber of Commerce

With Europe deep in the throes of a botched COVID-19 vaccine rollout, New Europe spoke with Stefano Maggi, an advisor to the President of...

EU set to extend Operation Irini until 2023

The European Union is set to extend its Libya arms embargo mission for two years, a senior EU official said, according to a report...

Several EU nations halt AstraZeneca vaccine rollout over blood clot fears

Several nations in Europe have suspended the use of the Coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca/Oxford University over blood clot concerns, despite a statement by...

Italy blocks export of AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine to Australia

Italy on Thursday blocked a shipment of an AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccine that was destined for Australia, marking the first EU intervention since the bloc...

Pope Francis condemns Myanmar junta ahead of landmark visit to Iraq

Pope Francis on Wednesday reiterated his call on Myanmar's military junta to release all political prisoners and allow the country to continue its journey...

Italy’s ambassador to DR Congo killed in attack on UN convoy

The Italian Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Luca Attanasio and two other people have been killed on Monday during in an...

INTERVIEW with Antonio Tajani: Italy’s reset under the new Draghi government

On the same day as the confidence vote for Italy’s new Mario Draghi-led government, New Europe was in  Rome to speak with current MEP...

The biggest surprise in Italian politics?

With former European Central Bank head Mario Draghi set to head the next Italian government, New Europe spoke with Massimiliano Capitanio, a member of...

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