– ISPI coordinated the Annual Trilateral Commission Assembly (28 April 2016):
The 2016 Plenary Assembly of the Trilateral Commission took place in Rome from 15 to 17 April. ISPI provided scientific coordination of this conference which was attended by 280 businesspersons, politicians and journalists from Europe, North America and Asia – including China and India – Russia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
The list of speakers who joined the Trilateral Commission conference includes: Paolo Gentiloni, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; Senator Mario Monti; Herman Van Rompuy, President Emeritus of the European Council; Ali Babacan; Turkish Deputy Prime Minister (2009-2015); Paul Gallagher; Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See; Han Sung-Joo, Foreign Minister of South Korea (1993-1994); Ruan Zongze Vice Chairman of China’s Institute of International Studies; Shyam Saran, former Chairman of India’s National Security Advisory Board; Alexei Kudrin, Russian Finance Minister (2000-2011); Enrico Letta, Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), Sciences Po; Carlo Messina, Managing Director and CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo; Gianfelice Rocca, President of Techint Group; Giuseppe Vita, Chairman of UniCredit; Elisabeth Guigou, the French National Assembly Member, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Chair the Anna Lindh Foundation, Alexandria.
Peter Sutherland, UN SRSG for International Migration, Louise Arbour, former Canadian UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, presented the Trilateral annual report on International Migration and Refugee Flows.
– Paolo Gentiloni Picked As Italy’s New Prime Minister:
With the ECB snubbing Italy on Friday, and refusing to grant insolvent bank Monte Paschi more time to find a financial rescue, it was of paramount urgency for Italy to announce a replacement government that of outgoing prime minister Matteo Renzi, in order to mitigate concerns about the ongoing political chaos. As a result, on Sunday, Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella asked departing Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni – a loyalist from Renzi’s Democratic Party – to form a new government, in the process hopefully bringing to a close a political crisis triggered by a ‘no vote’ in a referendum on constitutional reform last weekend.