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Minister Fitto: European Council dedicated to EU foreign policy and competitiveness

18 April 2024

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"The European Council, which took place yesterday and today in Brussels, once again confirms the leading role of President Giorgia Meloni", said Raffaele Fitto, Minister for European Affairs, the South, Cohesion Policies and the NRRP.

Yesterday's day was entirely dedicated to foreign policy. There has been talk of the Middle East and the Iranian attack on Israel, Lebanon and Ukraine. Today it was dedicated to the competitiveness of the European economy in the presence of President Letta who presented his report on the completion of the internal market. A very comprehensive and ambitious document that identifies important priorities for the coming years for the strengthening of the internal market and for the revival of the European economy".

"I have to say that Enrico Letta has had the merit of having preceded his work by a large series of consultations and preparatory meetings that have allowed us to reach a text certainly ambitious but also well balanced".

"In the preparatory phase, maintained a constant and fruitful dialogue with the Italian Government and I must say that many of the proposals contained in the document, such as the need to move towards greater integration of capital markets, the energy proposals or the importance of the demographic challenge fully reflect the priorities identified by Italy", concluded Minister Fitto.

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