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How can Italy and the Netherlands move Europe forward?
30 Oct 2019 - 11:20
Source: Clingendael

The photostream of this event can be found here

On 28&29 October 2019, senior policy makers and thinkers from Italy and the Netherlands gathered at the Clingendael Institute for the first ‘Van Wittel/Vanvitelli’ dialogue. The main theme of this strategic Italian-Dutch roundtable was How can Italy and the Netherlands move Europe forward? The two-day dialogue was opened by Vincenzo Amendola, Italy’s Minister of European Affairs and Stef Blok, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. It featured discussions on the strategic priorities of the European Union, the challenge of irregular migration and how to respond to climate change.

This event was organized in close cooperation with Istituto Affari Internazionali, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy. We look forward to the next edition of the dialogue in Rome in 2020.

Engraving by Dutch painter Caspar van Wittel (1653-1736), Flehite Museum Amersfoort
From left to right: Ferdinando Nelli Feroci (President Instituto Affari Internazionali), Vincenzo Amendola (Italy’s Minister of European Affairs), Peter Haasbroek (Financial Director Clingendael), Monika Sie Dhian Ho (General Director Clingendael) and Stef Blok (Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands) presenting an engravure of Rome by Dutch painter Caspar van Wittel (1653-1736), at the courtesy of Museum Flehite.