Ambassador Phillips Archive (September 2013 – March 2016)

Below is a list of Ambassador Phillips articles from September 2013 to March 2016:

  • Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Phillips at the First Ivory Crush in Italy

    Rome, March 31, 2016 — […] Today’s event is an historic and symbolic demonstration that Italy stands with the United States and many other countries in halting the traffic of our most endangered and precious species. • Wildlife trafficking is one of the most lucrative types of transnational organized crime today. Annual revenues total as much as $10 billion.  

  • Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Phillips at the opening ceremony for SIOI’s Master’s degree program on Arctic Studies

    Rome, February 29, 2016 — Thank you President Frattini for inviting me to speak here today. I would like to thank Minister of Environment Galletti, and Ambassador Franchini (Frank-eene) Senior Arctic Official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as Senator Rutelli, who currently chairs a prominent think tank focused on climate change and environmental issues.

  • Ambassador John Phillips Remarks at “From Basic Science to Commercialization: How Research Drives Innovation” Open Forum

    Rome, January 14, 2016 — […]This morning the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted the 12th Joint Commission Meeting, an important pillar of our bilateral science and technology relationship. Over the past two years, numerous research agencies from the United States and Italy have forged closer cooperation in areas ranging from high energy physics to research for cultural heritage. 

  • Remarks by Ambassador Phillips at the Tenth Anniversary of COESPU

    Vicenza, December 1, 2015 — Madame Minister, General Graziano, Ambassadors, and distinguished representatives, good morning. Allow me to congratulate Italy on marking 10 years of successful leadership of the Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units. The center has trained over 5,000 police and helped bridge the critical gap between individual civilian police and military peacekeepers.  

  • Saluto dell’Ambasciatore Phillips alla cerimonia per i dieci anni del CoESPU

    Vicenza, 1 dicembre 2015 — Consentitemi di congratularmi con l’Italia per i 10 anni di leadership di successo del Centro d’Eccellenza per le Stability Police Units (COESPU). Il centro ha formato oltre 5.000 agenti e contribuito a superare il divario critico tra agenti di polizia civile e peacekeeper militari. 

  • NIAF Seminar on “Innovation through Regulation”

    November 12, 2015 — Good morning. Thank you for the opportunity to share my thoughts on the important topic of “How legal reforms can strengthen the economic cooperation between the United States and Italy.” The panel discussions later today will tackle this vital topic in-depth. This is a theme I have focused on during my time as U.S. Ambassador to Italy because I believe that if Italy can get this right it will be of great benefit to Italian and American companies and consumers.  

  • Remarks by Ambassador John Phillips on the Occasion of the signing of the FATCA with the Republic of San Marino

    San Marino, October 28, 2015 — I am pleased to be here for the signing of the agreement implementing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. This is another milestone for a relationship that has endured for many, many decades. I would like to thank in particular Finance Minister Capicchioni and Foreign Minister Valentini for their warm welcome; and thank you to all of you for your longstanding friendship with the United States.  

  • Saluto dell’Ambasciatore degli Stati Uniti, John Phillips In Occasione della Firma del FATCA

    San Marino, 28 ottobre 2015 — Sono lieto di essere qui con voi in occasione della cerimonia di firma dell’accordo di attuazione del Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Tale accordo rappresenta un’altra pietra miliare nei rapporti che proseguono da molti, molti decenni. Desidero ringraziare in particolare il Ministro delle Finanze Capicchioni e il Ministro degli Esteri Valentini per la loro accoglienza e tutti voi per la vostra lunga amicizia con gli Stati Uniti. 

  • Showcasing Innovation and Economic Reform Roundtable

    October 8, 2015 — Good afternoon. One of the many perks of this job has been the opportunity to travel widely in Italy. I have had the chance to meet many people and to see many of Italy’s treasures. One of the things by which I have been most impressed is the high level of intellectual capital that exists in this country. There is just no other way to say it: Italy has talent. Lots of it.  

  • Ambassador Remarks to the Magna Carta Foundation “Summer School 2015”

    Frascati, September 8, 2015 — Buona sera a tutti! It’s so lovely to be in Frascati on this late summer afternoon. Thank you very much Onorevole Paolo Alli for that kind introduction. And thank you very much Senator Quagliariello for your invitation to speak to this fine group of students today. The Magna Carta Foundation is a vital voice in support of liberal democratic values, and of a strong transatlantic alliance. 

  • Remarks by Ambassador Phillips at Independence Day Celebration

    Rome, July 2, 2015, Villa Taverna — Ladies and gentlemen, this event is one of the highlights of the year for all of us at Embassy Rome. This is my second opportunity to speak at our annual July 4th event. The one comment that I heard most often about my speech last year was that it was way too long – imagine that — so this year I promise to be mercifully short! First, let me thank you all for coming and welcome once again to Villa Taverna. 

  • Discorso dell’Ambasciatore John Phillips al ricevimento per l’Independence Day

    Roma, 2 luglio 2015, Villa Taverna – Signore e signori, quello di oggi è uno degli eventi più importanti dell’anno per tutti noi all’Ambasciata di Roma. Ed è la mia seconda opportunità di prendere la parola in occasione dell’evento annuale del 4 luglio. Un commento che ho spesso sentito a proposito del discorso dello scorso anno è che era troppo lungo, così quest’anno prometto di farvi grazia e di essere davvero breve! 

  • Ambassador John Phillips inaugurates “Dinner with Jackson Pollock – Ricette, Arte & Natura” at the Vittoriano in Rome

    Rome, May 27, 2015 — […] This is a special opportunity to demonstrate an important aspect of American culture: food, an issue which is of particular interest to all of the countries participating in Milan EXPO. With currently over 7 billion people populate our small planet, and food security – along with the issue of the ways we can feed the planet now and in the future – is one of the most pressing issues we face today. 

  • Repatriation Ceremony, Remarks by Ambassador John R. Phillips

    Rome, May 26, 2015 — They are accompanied by members of their respective offices. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mike Unzueta, our Homeland Security Investigations attaché and the members of his staff for their excellent cooperation with our Italian colleagues.  

  • Ambassador John R. Phillips at the Memorial Day Commemoration 2015, Florence

    Florence, May 25, 2015 — Prime Minister Renzi, Ministers, veterans, ladies and gentlemen, I am deeply honored to be here again this year. I am particularly pleased that Prime Minister Renzi joins us here today as we pay tribute to those brave Americans who lie in eternal repose on Italian soil on this Memorial Day.  

  • Ambassador John Phillips 2015 Commencement Speech at John Cabot University

    Rome, May 18, 2015 — President Pavoncello, trustees and faculty, Ms. Maraini, distinguished guests, and especially members of the 2015 graduating class of John Cabot University: it is an honor to be invited to speak to you on this special occasion here at the beautiful and historic Villa Aurelia, a place close to my heart after the years I spent on the board of the American Academy.  

  • Ambassador Phillips Remarks at Komen Reception

    Rome, May 14, 2015 — I want to welcome everyone to the reception this evening as we prepare to kick off this weekend’s Race for the Cure. This continues to be an incredible event here in Rome. Last year, in Italy, 70,000 people turned out to raise money to support breast cancer patients.  

  • Press Conference at Opening of Venice Biennale, Remarks by Ambassador’s Phillips

    Venice, May 7, 2015 — […] This event has rightly come to be considered the most important contemporary art exhibition in the world. I am proud that American artists have had a large role, and made a profound impact at the Biennale. The very first Biennale, in 1895, featured the work of American painter Winslow Homer.  

  • Science and Innovation: The United States Response to Hunger

    April 29, 2015 — In 2 days the world will gather in Milan for a global conversation about feeding the nine billion people who will live on our planet by the year 2050.  

  • Scienza e Innovazione. La sfida degli USA contro la fame

    Roma, 29 aprile 2015 — Tra pochi giorni il mondo si darà appuntamento a Milano per una conversazione globale sulla necessità di nutrire i nove miliardi di persone che popoleranno il nostro Pianeta da qui al 2050. Il tempo non è dalla nostra parte.  

  • Ambassador’s Participation at Fifth Salone Della Giustizia Panel on ” Justice and Business”

    Rome, April 29, 2015 — […]I am honored to be at the same table today with Minister of Economic Development Guidi, Judge Marvasi from Lazio’s commercial court, and the past vice-president of the Council of Magistrates Vietti, Commercial Judge Catallozzi, and attorney Lucio Ghia. All play such important roles in promoting justice in Italy and business and investment here.  

  • Quinto Salone Della Giustizia Panel su “Giustizia e Affari”

    Roma, 29 aprile 2015 — […]Mi piacerebbe parlare con voi oggi su come vedo il collegamento dei nostri due temi: Giustizia e Impresa. Questi non operano nel vuoto, separati l’uno dall’altro, ma sono invece fortemente legati fra loro.  

  • A Violin Enchants Villa Taverna

    Rome, March 31, 2015 — The return of American violinist Robert McDuffie to Villa Taverna, the historic residence of U.S. Ambassadors to Italy, was a genuine triumph. In front of an enthusiastic audience on March 31, Mr. McDuffie, accompanied by pianist Elena Matteucci performed music by Kreisler, Williams, Copland and Gershwin.  

  • Un violino incanta Villa Taverna

    Roma, 31 marzo 2015 — E’ stato trionfale il ritorno del violinista americano Robert McDuffie a Villa Taverna, storica residenza degli ambasciatori statunitensi in Italia. Davanti ad un pubblico entusiasta, McDuffie si è esibito, accompagnato dalla pianista Elena Matteucci, il 31 marzo, in musiche di Kreisler, Williams, Copland e Gershwin. 

  • “Non c’è una soluzione militare, Roma guidi una missione di pace”, intervista all’Ambasciatore USA

    Roma, 22 marzo 2015 — La seguente intervista è apparsa sul quotidiano “La Stampa” del giorno 22 marzo 2015 […] L’Italia sta facendo progressi sulle riforme, ad esempio con il Jobs Act, ma se vuole liberare tutte le sue potenzialità deve affrontare il nodo del sistema giudiziario. Per contrastare il terrorismo in Libia serve un accordo politico, e dopo gli Stati Uniti sono favorevoli all’ipotesi che Roma presenti un piano per la missione internazionale di stabilizzazione e la guidi. 

  • Ambassador and Assistant Secretary Launch BEST Entrepreneurial Experience Project

    Rome, March 19, 2015 — On March 19, the U.S. Ambassador John Phillips and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland, together with alumni of the Business Exchange and Student Training (BEST) program, launched the BEST Entrepreneurial Experience project at the U.S. Embassy in Rome. 

  • L’Ambasciatore e il Sottosegretario di Stato lanciano il progetto BEST Entrepreneurial Experience

    Roma, 19 marzo 2015 — L’Ambasciatore degli Stati Uniti John Phillpis e il Sottosegretario di Stato agli Affari Europei Victoria Nuland, insieme agli alumni del programma BEST (Business Exchange and Studen Training), hanno lanciato in un incontro all’Ambasciata americana a Roma il progetto BEST Entrepreneurial Experience. 

  • Condolence Message for the Tunis Terrorist Attack

    Rome, March 19, 2015 — The U.S. Ambassador to Italy John R. Phillips and the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Italy extend our deepest sympathy to those who were injured and the families who lost loved ones in the deadly terrorist attack at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis.  

  • Messaggio di condoglianze per l’attacco terroristico a Tunisi

    Roma, 19 marzo 2015 — L’Ambasciatore John Phillips e l’intera Missione Diplomatica degli Stati Uniti d’America in Italia esprimono profonda vicinanza ai feriti ed alle famiglie delle vittime dell’attacco terroristico al Museo Bardo di Tunisi 

  • Ambassador Phillips’ Remarks at Global Entrepreneurship Congress

    Milan, March 18, 2015 — Ladies and gentlemen, I am honored to be here at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress and want to take this opportunity to congratulate the organizers, and the members of the various delegations that have traveled from all over the world to be here today. You all deserve recognition for your commitment to promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation globally.  

  • L’Ambasciatore USA John R. Phillips in visita all’Università della Tuscia a Viterbo

    Viterbo, 10 marzo 2015 — L’Ambasciatore Phillips ha tenuto oggi un discorso sulla sicurezza nel Mediterraneo all’Università della Tuscia a Viterbo, di fronte a oltre 200 sottufficiali dell’aeronautica e dell’esercito che seguono il corso di laurea in scienze politiche. 

  • Ambassador John Phillips on Justice Reform

    Pisa, February 26, 2015 — Buon giorno! Thank you, Rector Perata and Professor De Guttry, for that kind introduction. I am delighted to finally visit Pisa – although I have visited Pisa several times before this is my first time as the United States Ambassador to Italy. Thank you to Sant’Anna and the University of Pisa for your warm, Italian hospitality, which I have come to know all over this great country.  

  • Discorso dell’Ambasciatore Phillips sulla riforma della giustizia

    Pisa, 26 febbraio 2015 — Buongiorno! Ringrazio il rettore Perata e il professor De Guttry per questa introduzione. Sono felicissimo di avere finalmente l’occasione di visitare Pisa: sono stato qui diverse volte, ma è la prima volta che vengo in qualità di ambasciatore degli Stati Uniti presso la Repubblica Italiana. 

  • Messaggio di congratulazioni dell’Ambasciatore USA Phillips al neo Presidente della Repubblica

    Roma, 31 gennaio 2015 — A nome del Governo e del popolo Americano, l’Ambasciatore degli Stati Uniti in Italia, John Phillips, esprime le sue congratulazioni a Sergio Mattarella per la sua elezione a Presidente della Repubblica italiana. 

  • Ambassador’s Remarks “On the Trail of the Glaciers”

    Rome, January 29, 2015 — There are many reasons why this Embassy has decided to give a contribution to this comprehensive project, obviously the research was carried out in the U.S., Alaska, but it undoubtedly encompasses scientific and educational values. “On the Trail of the Glaciers,” in fact is a multifaceted project that began in July 2013 with the expedition to Alaska […] 

  • Music Industry Award Ceremony Remarks of Ambassador Phillips

    Rome, January 28, 2015 — Thank you all for being here today. In particular, thank you, General Capolupo, for having taken the time to attend this ceremony. Your presence here today is testimony of the invaluable collaboration that exists between Italian and U.S. law enforcement agencies, as well as a concrete sign that the Guardia di Finanza understands the value of — and is committed to — the protection of Intellectual Property.  

  • Ambassador John Phillips Remarks BEST Program 2015-2016 Presentation

    Rome, January 26, 2015 — Honored guests, ladies and gentlemen, it is a pleasure to join you here today to launch the new round of the 2015-2016 Business Exchange and Student Training Program, better known as BEST, which the United States Embassy has supported since its inception. I would like to begin by thanking Prime Minister Matteo Renzi for joining us today. 

  • Cerimonia di inaugurazione al termine dei lavori del Consolato USA di Firenze

    Firenze, 15 gennaio 2015 — Cerimonia di inaugurazione dei lavori di restauro della facciata e del tetto di Palazzo Canevaro, l’edificio che ospita il Consolato generale americano di Firenze. L’Ambasciatore degli Stati Uniti John Phillips ha tagliato il nastro, alla presenza del Console Abigail Rupp, del Vice Direttore del Bureau of Overseas Building Operations del Dipartimento di Stato, Heather Townsend, del Presidente della Regione Toscana Enrico Rossi, oltre ad autorità locali, esponenti della società civile e rappresentanti della stampa.  

  • L’Ambasciatore degli Stati Uniti in Italia John Phillips in visita al Padiglione USA per Expo Milano 2015

    Milano, 1 dicembre 2014 — Oggi, lunedì 1 dicembre 2014 il Console Generale degli Stati Uniti a Milano, Ambasciatore Philip T. Reeker ha ricevuto ed accompagnato l’Ambasciatore degli Stati Uniti in Italia John R. Phillips in una visita ufficiale al Padiglione USA per Expo Milano 2015 a Rho.  

  • Hollywood Star Robert De Niro, Jr. Remembers His Father at Villa Taverna

    Rome, November 16, 2014 — Ambassador John R. Phillips and his wife, Ms. Linda Douglass, hosted an evening in honor of American actor Robert De Niro, Jr. at their residence, Villa Taverna. The occasion was to present a documentary on the life and artwork of Mr. De Niro’s father called Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr. and present two paintings by Robert De Niro, Sr. – Woman Seated in a Green Chair (1966) and Women of Algiers (1968). 

  • Remarks by the U.S. Ambassador Phillips at the Life Sciences Conference

    Rome, October 22, 2014 — Good morning. Honored Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Minister Lorenzin, Minister Guidi, it is a pleasure for me to welcome you to this conference on the future of the life sciences industry. I would like to thank the distinguished speakers who graciously accepted my invitation to participate despite their busy schedules. 

  • “Slavery Never Ends: Redefining Policy in the Fight against Trafficking in Persons” Ambassador’s Remarks

    Rome, October 21, 2014 — […] I’d like to thank in particular the Centro’s Director, Guiseppe Procaccini, and Pino Gulìa, Vice President of “Slaves No More.” The Center has worked on important issues for many years, and I am glad that you are now partnering with Slaves No More to address this terrible scourge of human trafficking. 

  • Ambassador John Phillips Remarks ” Newspapers in the Classroom”

    Florence, October 20, 2014 — I would like to begin by telling you a little bit about myself. My grandfather, Angelo Filippi, immigrated to America from Italy over 100 years ago. I think he would be proud to know that his grandson has returned to represent his adopted country in the great nation where he was born: Italia 

  • U.S. Ambassador Phillips at the Wilson Center Alumni Conference

    Rome, October 10, 2014 — Chairman De Gennaro, thank you for the introduction, and for kindly inviting me to say a few words. Thank you also to the Center for American Studies for hosting this annual gathering of alumni of the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars.  

  • Remarks by the U.S. Ambassador John R. Phillips during his trip to Friuli

    October 5, 2014 — In 1902, my great grandfather Luigi Colussi from Poffabro made a fateful decision to move his family to America where a new industrial revolution was underway creating labor shortages in the United States but also job opportunities for those in Europe (and Italy) who couldn’t find work here at home. 

  • Discorso dell’Ambasciatore John R. Phillips durante il suo viaggio in Friuli

    5 ottobre 2014 — Nel 1902, mio bisnonno Luigi Colussi, originario di Poffabro, prese una decisione fatidica, quella di trasferirsi con la sua famiglia in America, dove la nuova rivoluzione industriale allora in atto aveva generato una notevole carenza di manodopera negli Stati Uniti ma anche tante opportunità di lavoro per coloro che non potevano trovarlo in patria.  

  • “Riforme obbligatorie Renzi è bravo, mi ricorda Ronald Reagan”, intervista all’Ambasciatore Usa

    Roma, 3 ottobre 2014 — La seguente intervista è apparsa sul quotidiano “La Repubblica” del giorno 3 ottobre 2014 […] «L’Italia sta perdendo una generazione, varare le riforme è urgente. E il sistema politico deve fare in modo che vengano realizzate, senza farle sparire nel labirinto dei gruppi di interesse. Renzi si sta impegnando con forza, parla direttamente alla gente e alle sue frustrazioni. In questo mi ricorda Ronald Reagan».  

  • Remarks by Ambassador John R. Phillips Eid al-Adha Reception

    Rome, October 1, 2014 — Good evening and welcome to Villa Taverna. It is a great pleasure for me to have you here tonight and to celebrate this Eid with the Muslim community of Rome. In a few days, many of you will celebrate Eid al-Adha, a day when Muslims around the world commemorate Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son to God and the historical end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.  

  • Ambassador John R. Phillips Remarks for the groundbreaking of the USA Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015

    Milan, July 16, 2014 — […] Today’s groundbreaking is the culmination of the first part of the United States’ commitment to Milan Expo 2015. Starting with President Obama’s promise last March, and with the choice of the Friends of the USA Pavilion to oversee our efforts, and now the official handover of this lot to the United States, we are on our way to creating a USA Pavilion that will showcase our country’s innovation and make a profound contribution towards the Expo’s critically important goal of “Feeding the Planet.” 

  • Ambassador Phillips’ Fourth of July Remarks

    Rome, July 3, 2014 — Good evening and welcome to Villa Taverna. We are here to celebrate the birth of America 238 years ago on July 4, 1776. On that date, after months of debate in Philadelphia and after a year of fighting with the British, the Continental Congress consisting of 56 colonists representing 13 colonies made the momentous decision to vote to sever the ties with the Crown of England, the Mother Country.  

  • Discorso dell’Ambasciatore John Phillips alle celebrazioni del Giorno dell’Indipendenza

    Roma, 3 luglio 2014 — Buona sera e benvenuti a Villa Taverna. Oggi siamo qui per celebrare la nascita dell’America duecentrotrentotto anni fa, il 4 luglio del 1776. In quella data, dopo mesi di dibattito a Philadelphia e dopo un anno di combattimenti con gli Inglesi, il Congresso Continentale, composto da cinquantasei coloni in rappresentanza di tredici Colonie, prese la storica decisione di votare la scissione dei legami con la Corona d’Inghilterra, con la madrepatria. 

  • U.S. Ambassador Phillips at the Memorial Day 2014

    Florence, May 26, 2014 — Minister Rossi, Rear Admiral Sadler, ladies and gentlemen, I am deeply honored to be here. As we approach the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, and the 70th anniversary of the Italian campaign, today’s Memorial Day event is an especially solemn occasion. 

  • Memorial Day 2014, discorso dell’Ambasciatore USA John R. Phillips

    Firenze, 26 maggio 2014 — Ministro Rossi, Contrammiraglio Sadler, signore e signori, è un grande onore per me essere qui oggi. Nel 100mo anniversario dall’inizio della Prima Guerra Mondiale, e nel 70mo della Campagna d’Italia, questo Giorno della Memoria è un’occasione particolarmente solenne. 

  • Ambassador Phillips Remarks for “Smart Cities”

    April 4, 2014 — […] A Smart City is no longer an afterthought or something for cyber geeks. Most people in the world are now living in cities. To meet the challenges that this epic change presents, cities around the world will have to reinvent themselves. 

  • Ambassador’s Remarks at Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) Reception

    Rome, April 3, 2014 — […] At last week’s Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, Prime Minister Renzi and President Obama announced the successful completion of our joint efforts under the U.S. Global Threat Reduction Initiative to remove excess highly enriched uranium and separated plutonium from Italy. 

  • Intervento dell’Ambasciatore USA John R. Phillips sul “Global Threat Reduction Initiative” (GTRI)

    Roma, 3 aprile 2014 — […] La settimana scorsa al Nuclear Security Summit dell’Aia, il primo ministro Renzi e il presidente Obama hanno annunciato il successo della nostra collaborazione nell’ambito della Global Threat Reduction Initiative per rimuovere dall’Italia l’eccedenza di uranio altamente arricchito e plutonio. 

  • Ambassador John Phillips Remarks for Notre Dame Forum Reception

    Rome, April 2, 2014 — Good evening and thank you for this opportunity to congratulate Professor Krupali Krusche, her team and the Ministry of Heritage and Cultural Activity for their collaboration on this exciting project. I would like to give a special welcome to all of my American compatriots. 

  • U.S.-Italy Asset Sharing Ceremony

    Rome, April 1, 2014 — During a ceremony yesterday at U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy received a check for 1.5 million dollars from U.S. authorities deriving from assets seized during the joint Italian-U.S. operation ‘Fire and Ice’ – a drug trafficking and money-laundering investigation that lasted several years.  

  • Stati Uniti-Italia, cerimonia di consegna di 1,5 milioni di dollari derivanti da proventi illeciti

    Roma, 1 aprile 2014 — Cerimonia di consegna da parte del Governo USA di 1,5 milioni di dollari derivanti dal sequestro di proventi illeciti avvenuto nell’ambito dell’operazione congiunta “Fire & Ice”. 

  • Opening Remarks by Ambassador Phillips at Amway Entrepreneurship Event

    Rome, March 20, 2014 — Honored Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, it is an honor to have you here, and I am delighted to host this roundtable. We are here to discuss the findings from Amway’s 2013 entrepreneurship report and explore how policy makers can support, encourage and empower entrepreneurs to turn their visions into reality.  

  • “Imprenditorialità come antidoto alla crisi”, intervento dell’Ambasciatore USA John R. Phillips

    Roma, 20 marzo 2014 — Illustri ospiti, Signore e Signori, è un onore avervi qui oggi e sono lieto di ospitare questa tavola rotonda. Siamo qui per discutere i risultati del Rapporto Amway 2013 sull’Imprenditorialità e per analizzare come i policymaker possano supportare ed incoraggiare gli imprenditori nel trasformare le loro idee in realtà.  

  • L’Ambasciatore degli Stati Uniti d’America in visita allo Stabilimento F-35 di Cameri

    Cameri, 3 marzo 2014 — L’Ambasciatore degli Stati Uniti d’America presso la Repubblica Italiana e la Repubblica di San Marino, John R. Phillips, ha visitato oggi la base di Cameri (Novara). Al termine della visita, l’Ambasciatore ha dichiarato: […] 

  • Intervento dell’Ambasciatore Phillips al Consiglio Direttivo Piccola Industria di Confindustria

    Rome, February 27, 2014 — I am delighted to be here today. As some of you may know, I moved to Italy in September in my current capacity as U.S. Ambassador, but I have been to Italy more than 50 times in the past decade. Moving here felt very much like I was coming home.  

  • Ambassador Phillips and U.S. Military Recognize Four Italian Officers in Award Ceremony

    Rome, 30 January 2014 — Today Ambassador Phillips honored four Italian military officers for their contribution to our collective security and defense cooperation. This ceremony recognized the significant contributions of these Italian officers to U.S.-Italian relations.  

  • Remarks by Ambassador Phillips at Centro Studi Americani

    Rome, January 27, 2014 — Thank you very much Giovanni for welcoming me and my wife here tonight. I am so impressed that we have this organization right here in Rome dedicated to the study of the United States. Italy and the United States have had such a close and enduring relationship over many, many years.  

  • Ambassadors of Denmark, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States Welcome Partnering with Italy in the International Effort to Dispose of Syrian Chemical Weapons

    January 24, 2014 — Denmark, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States welcome the opportunity to partner with Italy in the international effort to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile.  

  • Gli Ambasciatori della Danimarca, Norvegia, Regno Unito e Stati Uniti d’America accolgono con favore la collaborazione con l’Italia nello sforzo internazionale per eliminare le armi chimiche siriane

    24 gennaio 2014 — La Danimarca, la Norvegia, il Regno Unito e gli Stati Uniti d’America accolgono positivamente l’opportunità di collaborare con l’Italia nello sforzo internazionale per eliminare le scorte di armi chimiche della Siria.  

  • Remarks by Ambassador John R. Phillips at the 70th Anniversary of the Allied Landing at Anzio

    Anzio-Nettuno, January 22, 2014 — Dr. Chiavetta, Mr. Bruschini, Ms. Young, thank you for joining us today as we pay solemn tribute to fallen heroes. I am deeply honored to be here. This is my first visit to Nettuno. This morning’s wreath-laying ceremony at X-Ray Beach was a deeply moving event.  

  • Ambassador Phillips Remarks for FATCA Signing Ceremony

    January 10, 2014 — I am pleased to be here for the signing of the agreement implementing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act with Minister Saccomanni. We welcome Italy’s commitment to intensifying our cooperation to improve international tax compliance.  

  • Dichiarazione dell’Ambasciatore americano John Phillips in occasione della firma dell’accordo di attuazione del Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) con il Ministro dell’Economia e delle Finanze, Fabrizio Saccomanni

    10 gennaio 2014 — Sono lieto di essere qui oggi alla cerimonia di firma dell’accordo di attuazione del Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), insieme al Ministro Saccomanni. Accogliamo con soddisfazione l’impegno dell’Italia ad intensificare la cooperazione per migliorare il sistema internazionale degli adempimenti fiscali.  

  • Transatlantic Awards Gala Dinner hosted by American Chamber of Commerce

    Milan, December 2, 2013 — Thank you, Vittorio, Simone, and all the members of the AmCham Board. Ladies and gentlemen, I am honored to accept the invitation to become honorary president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy. Tonight I want to share with you my vision of the crucial importance of business and commerce in Italian-American relations.  

  • Transatlantic Awards Gala Dinner organizzata dall’American Chamber of Commerce

    Milano, 2 dicembre 2013 — […] Signore e signori, sono onorato di accettare l’invito a diventare presidente onorario dell’American Chamber of Commerce in Italia. Questa sera vorrei condividere con voi la mia visione riguardo all’importanza cruciale rivestita dai rapporti commerciali nelle relazioni tra Italia e Stati Uniti. E lasciate che vi riveli un segreto: non è soltanto la mia visione.  

  • Happy Thanksgiving from Ambassador Phillips and Ms. Douglass

    November 2013 — Thanksgiving is a uniquely American tradition. It began with the Pilgrims who had endured a brutal journey from England to America to begin new lives in what they called the New World.

  • Alluvione in Sardegna – Messaggio dell’Ambasciatore degli Stati Uniti in Italia, John Phillips

    Roma, 19 novembre 2013 — A nome del Governo degli Stati Uniti e del popolo americano esprimo profondo cordoglio per la tragedia che ha duramente colpito la Sardegna. 

  • Ambassador John Phillips at the opening of “Freedom Fighters” Exhibit

    Rome, October 24, 2013 — First, let me congratulate and thank Kerry Kennedy for this gift from another time that speaks to us in timeless ways. The brief remarks I prepared for tonight are focused on John and Robert Kennedy and their struggle for civil right, the title of the exhibit. 

  • Dichiarazione dell’Ambasciatore John Phillips sul naufragio avvenuto al largo delle coste di Lampedusa

    Roma, 4 ottobre 2013 — Esprimo a nome del Governo e del popolo americano profondo cordoglio per le vittime del naufragio, avvenuto al largo delle coste di Lampedusa. Una tragedia che scuote le nostre coscienze e che ripropone il dramma di tanti migranti in fuga da violenza e oppressione e alla ricerca di un futuro migliore.  

  • U.S. Ambassador John R. Phillips met Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta

    Rome, October 3, 2013 — After presenting the Letter of Credence to President Napolitano, the U.S. Ambassador John R. Phillips met the Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta.  

  • L’Ambasciatore USA John R. Phillips incontra il Presidente Giorgio Napolitano in occasione della presentazione delle Lettere Credenziali

    Roma, 2 ottobre 2013 — L’Ambasciatore John R. Phillips ha presentato le Lettere Credenziali al Presidente Giorgio Napolitano.

  • Statement by Ambassador Designate John Phillips

    Rome, September 13, 2013 — […] Over the past four decades, my wife Linda Douglass and I have been to Italy many, many times. We have come back again and again, not just because of the beauty of your land or its extraordinary history. 

  • Dichiarazione dell’Ambasciatore Designato John Phillips

    Roma, 13 settembre 2013 — Buongiorno! Siamo davvero felici di essere arrivati in Italia, la terra dei miei antenati. Sono orgoglioso di essere il nuovo Ambasciatore degli Stati Uniti in Italia. Ora passo all’inglese. Negli ultimi quarant’anni, io e mia moglie Linda Douglass abbiamo visitato l’Italia tantissime volte.