The Consulate General of Italy in New York served as the location for the 2012 La Scuola d’Italia Graduation Ceremony. Consul General Natalia Quintavalle presented the 13 graduates of Class 2012 with their diplomas. “You are Italy’s best ambassadors,” the Consul stated
The Union of Italian diplomats, SNDMAE, and the Parmigiano-Reggiano Consortium are sponsoring the “Parmigiano-Reggiano Diplomatico” initiative, in the first two weeks of which 100,000 Euros have been donated to the earthquake-struck cheese manufacturing plants of Emilia-Romagna.
IACE Summer Program Award Ceremony was held at the Italian Consulate General in New York. Thanks to the program, 20 Italian language student from public schools in the Tristate area will spend two weeks in Narni, Umbria, to perfect their language skills and participate in the activities of the Narnia Arts Festival.
Leader of the Five Star Movement Beppe Grillo was interrupted during a rally in Alghero, Sardinia, by a local parish who couldn’t celebrate the mass because of the loud noises caused by the political meeting. Five Star Movement is currently the third political party in Italy, according to a recent survey. Watch video.
On May 11, IHCC-NY celebrated the annual Mother’s Day ceremony at the Mother Italy Statue at Hunter College and received the moral responsibility of the statue from Justice Dominic Massaro. The ceremony was also the occasion to honor Consul General of Italy to New York Natalia Quintavalle for her role in the Italian-American community and as a proud Italian mother.
Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Financial Affairs, Ali Babacan met the Italian and Italian-American business community in New York at a meeting organized by the Confederation of Italian Entrepreneurs Worldwide at the Italian Trade Commission. “Our relationship with Italy is excellent, we are friends and we are perfect strategic partners,” said Babacan.
In a ceremony held at the Consulate General of Italy to New York on May 15, Ambassador of Italy Claudio Bisogniero awarded Princess Giulia Ghirardi Borghese with the rank of Knight on behalf of President Giorgio Napolitano. An active promoter of Italian arts and Culture, Borghese received this appointment for the exhibition "Paintings from the Accademia Carrara," held at the Italian Embassy to the US in Washington, DC.
Presenting the American institutions and stakeholders with positive updates on the efficiency of Italian justice, Minister Severino elaborated on Italy’s readiness for foreign investments. “Italy is an improved country,” she told the Italian-American community at the Italian Consulate in New York, where she acknowledged the role of Italian-Americans as “privileged witnesses of Italy’s belief in meritocracy.”
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Rai Corporation closed and its assets will be auctioned next week. The laid-off workers, left without health insurance and compensation, are protesting in front of the Italian Consulate on Park Ave. In the meantime, Rai transferred the news correspondents to AP through expensive subcontracts.