Posts tagged as Rome

Lithuanian president to open new embassy in Rome

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite is leaving for Rome on Wednesday to officially open the country’s new embassy in Italy. The diplomatic representation will be situated in a building Lithuania received as compensation for the interwar Villa Lituania building nationalized by the Soviets. Presidential adviser Nerijus Aleksiejunas called the embassy’ opening “the final point in the case of historic justice.” The new embassy will be situated on the fourth floor of…

France recalls ambassador to Rome after Italian deputy PM met with ‘yellow vests’

Thursday, February 7, 2019

France’s foreign ministry said Thursday it had recalled its ambassador to Rome for consultations after a series of “provocations” by leaders of Italy’s populist government. “For several months France has been the subject of repeated accusations, unfounded attacks and outlandish claims,” the ministry said in a statement, calling them “unprecedented” since the end of World War II. It came one day after the French foreign ministry denounced as “unacceptable” a meeting between Italy’s Deputy…