Italian ambassador: We do not want to make Europe and Russia enemies
Monday, July 7, 2014
On 1 July, Italy begins its Presidency of the EU Council. According to Italy's Ambassador to Lithuania Stefano Taliani De Marchio, Italy will aim at changing people's attitude towards the EU and bringing "grey" institutions in Brussels closer to people.
Ambassador of Italy Stefano Maria Taliani de Marchio
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