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Italian priorities for Europe

Growth and employment, a space for freedom and security, full exercise of citizenship rights and a stronger role of Europe in the world

Italian priorities for Europe

Claudia Astarita

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We have already discussed about the "Fresh Start" Italy wants to impress upon Europe during its six months Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Although its main priorities have been identified in boosting growth and employment, implementing a space for freedom and security, promoting a full exercise of citizenship rights and consolidating a stronger role for Europe in the world, the "Fresh Start" paper distributed by Italy covers many different areas, from foreign affairs to economic and financial issues, from justice to home affairs as well as social policy, aagriculture, infrastructures, energy, environment, education, culture and sport.

Here are a few analysis related to priorities and challenges of the Italian EU presidency:

Analysis: Italy's EU Presidency To Focus On Spending Leeway /Silvia Marchetti, MNI, 2 June 2014.

Priorities and challenges of the 2014 Italian EU presidency / by Emiliano Alessandri, Nicole Koenig and Marco Siddi. - Istituto affari internazionali, May 2014.

The Italian Presidency of the European Union : an opportunity to review EU relations with Russia and EaP countries / Marco Siddi. - Institut für Europäische Politik, 20 March 2014.

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