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Ambassador and Science Attaché visit to the Royal Free Hospital
Ambassador and Science Attaché visit to the Royal Free Hospital02/18/2020

Ambassador Raffaele Trombetta and the science attaché, Luisa Tondelli, today visited the Royal Free Hospital, one of the two main medical campuses of University College London (UCL) and a renowned teaching hospital. They were received by Professor Giuseppe Kito Fusai, a surgeon specialising in hepato-pancreato-b...

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Maestro Zeffirelli Memorial
Maestro Zeffirelli Memorial02/17/2020

A memorial for Franco Zeffirelli, the great Florentine director who died in June 2019, was held at the Embassy of Italy in London yesterday evening. The event was a star-studded parade of actors, producers, collaborators and lifelong friends of the late director, including Dame Maggie Smith (Tea With Mussolini), Jeremy...

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Mission of the Italian Ambassador to Wales
Mission of the Italian Ambassador to Wales 02/10/2020

Ambassador Raffaele Trombetta was in Wales this weekend, where he met local government officials and members of the Italian community and visited the factories of two Italian companies that are leaders in their respective sectors: Prysmian Cables, a cable manufacturer in Aberdare, and Reflexallen, a manufacturer of vehicle...

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Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte comes to London to launch COP26 with Boris Johnson and Sir David Attenborough The Italian prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, and his British counterpart, Boris Johnson, today launched the process of organising the CoP26, the UN Conference of Parties to the Convention on Climate Change. The launch...

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In view of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, which will take effect at 11pm GMT on Friday 31 January, the Embassy of Italy, in collaboration with the Home Office, held a meeting with the Italian community on the rights of EU citizens. It was attended by the Minister of State for the Home Office, Brandon Lewis, and Conserva...

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Italy4Innovation - Impact Investments 01/28/2020

The first Italy4Innovation event of 2020 was dedicated to impact investment, a theme closely linked to sustainability. This type of investment is, as Ambassador Raffaele Trombetta explained in his opening address, a conscious choice for Italy, in the year in which it co-chairs COP26 with the UK. Impact investment is a relatively new area of finance, but it is...

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Printing R-evolution 1470-2020
Printing R-evolution 1470-202001/24/2020

Printing R-evolution 1470-2020, an event held at the Embassy of Italy in London on 23 January, explored the development of printing in Italy; the knowledge economy, ancient and modern; and the treasures held by Italian libraries. The speakers were Professor Cristina Dondi, an expert in ancient European books; Chiara Medioli,...

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Italian Business Integrity Day (IBID)
Italian Business Integrity Day (IBID) 12/10/2019

To mark International Anticorruption Day, the Embassy of Italy in London hosted Italian Business Integrity Day (IBID) on Monday 9 December, the first time the event had been held in London. The event, now in its third year, is part of a project launched by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with...

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Avanti West Coast
Avanti West Coast 12/10/2019

Avanti West Coast officially takes over the operation of long-distance train services on the West Coast Main Line today, heralding a new era of intercity and future high-speed rail services in the UK. A fully liveried train bearing the franchise’s new branding with its distinctive logo will travel from Euston Sta...

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