Italy – Visit by Amélie de Montchalin to Naples (4 October 2019)

Amélie de Montchalin, Minister of State for European Affairs, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will visit Naples on October 4 in order to meet with her Italian counterpart, Vincenzo Amendola. This visit by the minister of state follows on from President Macron’s visit to Italy on September 18, which marked the opening of a new phase in French-Italian relations, at the bilateral as well as European level.

The minister of state and her counterpart will review our bilateral relations and discuss key European issues, notably the next EU budget, the strengthening of the Economic and Monetary Union, social and fiscal convergence in Europe and migration. The goal is to increase convergence between France and Italy on these issues, notably in the run-up to the European Council in October.

The minister of state and her counterpart will take part in a debate on Europe with pupils and students learning French in Naples and the Naples region at the Institut français, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

With the aim of highlighting the EU’s concrete support at the regional level, Amélie de Montchalin and Vincenzo Amendola will visit several locations that have received EU funding.