Italy - Visit by Laurence Boone (2 - 3 February 2023)


Laurence Boone, Minister of State for Europe, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will be in Rome from February 2 to 3.

The Minister of State will meet with her Italian counterpart, Minister for European Affairs Raffaele Fitto, to discuss the Global South, cohesion policy and the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. They will also talk about the EU’s response to the Inflation Reduction Act, as well as migration-related issues, in preparation for the extraordinary meeting of the European Council, which will be held from February 9 to 10. The Minister of State will also reaffirm our commitment to strengthening Europe’s energy independence and lowering energy prices for individual and business consumers.

Laurence Boone will take part in the opening session of the 5th edition of the Aspen Italy/France Forum, which will focus on the challenges shared by France and Italy following the conclusion of the Quirinal Treaty. She will give a talk on “Italy, France and the Future of Europe.” Ms. Boone will meet with the Italian Minister of Economy and Finance, Giancarlo Giorgetti, on the sidelines of the forum.

At the Senate, she will have a meeting on the most important European issues with the Chairman of the Senate European Affairs Committee, Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata, and the Chairwoman of the European Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Deputies, Marianna Madia, as well as members of these two committees.

In light of the creation of the Franco-Italian Chair at the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (Luiss), she will speak about European sovereignty and hold a conversation with students studying law and government at the university.

Lastly, she will visit the Casa Internazionale delle Donne to talk with nonprofits that work on women’s rights and health.