Italy exits China’s BRI project officially, calls its inclusion ‘mistake’

NEW DELHI: Italy has exited China’s extensive Belt and Road infrastructure initiative, marking its withdrawal after four years of being the only G7 nation to join the initiative. Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reported that the Giorgia Meloni-led government had intimated their decision to the Chinese government on Monday. While no official statements have been […]

Rise of the European right indicates fall of multiculturalism

Europe is experiencing a rise in right-wing parties that are garnering increased support and influence throughout the continent. In Italy, Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy has established the most far-right government since Benito Mussolini’s fascist era. Meanwhile, in Sweden, Sweden Democrats, a party with neo-Nazi origins has secured over 20% of the vote, and the […]

India-Italy relations hit a new high with Meloni’s visit

Nothing was lost in translation when Prime Minister Narendra and her Italian counterpart Giorgia Meloni addressed the joint press conference following their bilateral summit earlier this month.  One speaking in Hindi and the other in Italian – the duo displayed a certain degree of synergy and mutual admiration. That they had hit it off was […]

Strong Ties, Less Trade: India, Italy Talk Business

NEW DELHI: Despite India and Italy having strong ties, the two are yet to have adequate amounts of business, Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday. “Our history goes back centuries but business relations have not taken that shape,” Goyal said during his meeting with visiting Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and […]

G20 Summit ‘Fruitful’, Says PM Modi; A Look At The Key Issues Discussed At The 2-Day Conference

ROME: Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed the outcome of the G20 Summit here as “fruitful” and said leaders had elaborate deliberations on issues of global importance such as fighting the pandemic, improving health infrastructure, boosting economic cooperation and furthering innovation. READ: Had A “Very Warm Meeting” With Pope Francis, Says PM Modi As He “Invites” […]

In Each Of His Overseas Trips, PM Modi Makes It A Point To Pay Rich Tributes To Mahatma Gandhi

ROME: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tributes at the bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Rome on Friday as he emphasised on making Gandhian values an integral part of our lives. “In Rome, I had the opportunity to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi, whose ideals give courage and inspiration to millions globally,” Modi said in […]

Had A “Very Warm Meeting” With Pope Francis, Says PM Modi As He “Invites” The Catholic Head To India

VATICAN CITY: The Prime Minister held a historic one-on-one meeting with the Pope Francis on Saturday ahead of the delegation-level talks focused on global pandemic, sustainable development and tackling climate change. The Indian prime minister said he had a warm meeting with the Catholic head and also invited him to India. “Had a very warm […]

India Calls For IPR Waiver In WTO, Dismantling Trade Barriers In Global Fight Against Covid Pandemic

New Delhi: Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday called for waiver of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in World Trade Organisation (WTO) and dismantling new trade barriers in the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. “Our response to the pandemic needs to ensure equitable access to vaccines and other COVID-19 related health products by […]