Ambassador Reeker’s Remarks on Independence Day 2016

I want to begin by thanking the Comune of Milan, for again allowing us to celebrate our National Day in one of your national treasures: Castello Sforzesco. We appreciate the close relationship the Consulate has had with Milano for over 150 years, and sincerely look forward to working new Mayor, Giuseppe Sala and his team. ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Phillips at the Memorial Day Commemoration

On Memorial Day around the world, and in towns and cities at home, Americans and their allies gather to stand silently at the final resting places of so many of our countrymen who heeded our nation’s call to arms. Just as we have come here this morning, thousands have gathered across Europe this weekend at ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Phillips at the Return Ceremony of Columbus Letter

Rome, May 18, 2016 -- Good morning. It’s a pleasure to celebrate the return of a priceless artifact such as this letter from Christopher Columbus to its rightful owner – the Italian people. Though Columbus was not the first European explorer to reach the Americas, his voyages led to the first lasting European contact with ...
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Remarks by Ambassador John R. Phillips on the 2016 U.S. Elections at the Sassari University

I am pleased to discuss the U.S. presidential election today; it is attracting a great deal of attention around the world and in Italy and I’m happy to be able to share a certain perspective about the process and issues. I’ve been involved in U.S. politics most of my adult life, most recently in support ...
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ConGen Milan Represents U.S. at Friuli Earthquake Commemorations

[...] PAO Chris Wurst participated in the commemoration ceremonies organized in Friuli for the 40th anniversary of the devastating 1976 earthquake, which left more than 1,000 dead and more than 150,000 homeless. The Consulate’s participation in the ceremony held in Majano was covered in local media.
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Remarks by Ambassador John Phillips at the opening of NASA Space Apps Challenge 2016

[...] Collaboration is definitely the key word for this event that brings together people and ideas in Rome, Naples and in more than 170 other cities around the world. Ever since NASA launched this challenge in 2012, the emphasis has been on teamwork and sharing knowledge, valuable lessons we hope participants will gain from this ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Phillips at the Bocconi University

Milan, April 21, 2016 (AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY) Buongiorno and good morning, ladies and gentlemen.  Thank you very much to my friend Bocconi President Mario Monti and Rector Andrea Sironi for the invitation to be here.  Particular thanks to Professor Marco Ventoruzzo for opening his class to me, and allowing me this time with his ...
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Hello Calabria from the U.S. Consulate General for Southern Italy

During a lively discussion on the U.S. Presidential Elections at the University of Calabria (UniCal) in Rende, Consul Barrosse talked about the myths and realities regarding the American vote. While at the university, which was the first American-style campus in Italy, the Consul General also met with President of Calabria Oliviero, along with Rector Crisci. ...
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