Tag: Silk Road

Silk Road, goodbye to the last Grillina legacy: Italy withdraws from the agreement with China

Silk Road, goodbye to the last Grillina legacy: Italy withdraws from the agreement with China

The Italian government delivered a note to the Chinese government announcing its withdrawal from the Silk Road, Belt and Road Initiative, as it is officially called. The BRI is a major infrastructural and commercial project by President Xi Jinping that our country joined in 2019 during the first executive led by Giuseppe Conte with Luigi […]

Silk Road, Italy exits project with China. Tajani guarantees: “Excellent relations”

Silk Road, Italy exits project with China. Tajani guarantees: “Excellent relations”

After days of rumors, the official announcement has arrived. Italy withdrew from the Chinese New Silk Road project (Belt and Road Initiative), which was supposed to promote trade between East and West. Through a note, the government communicated to China its intention not to proceed with the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed by Prime […]

Italy officially left the Chinese Silk Road

Italy officially left the Chinese Silk Road

After months of rumors and evaluations that a way would be followed to avoid infuriating China, Italy officially left the Silk Road with a note sent to Beijing recently. The news that Corriere della Sera has been waiting for now removes all doubts about the Italian government’s desire to extend the memorandum of understanding on […]

Meloni at the G20, the new corridor with Asia instead of the Silk Road

Meloni at the G20, the new corridor with Asia instead of the Silk Road

It aims to be the alternative to the Chinese Silk Road: it is the new economic corridor project between India, the Middle East and Europe, signed in New Delhi on the sidelines of the G20 work. A network of railways, ports and energy connections: a megaproject that became reality, after months of secret negotiations, with […]

India instead of China: Europe and Italy are looking for an alternative to the Silk Road

India instead of China: Europe and Italy are looking for an alternative to the Silk Road

At the G20 held in New Delhi, India, Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni announced that Italy was officially bidding farewell to the new Silk Road, the maximum investment plan through which China increased its geopolitical influence. India itself could play a countervailing role against this “decoupling”: India’s president, Narendra Modi, and European Commission leader Ursula von […]

G20, Meloni meets Chinese PM: soft farewell to Silk Road

G20, Meloni meets Chinese PM: soft farewell to Silk Road

A formal decision will be taken in the coming weeks by Parliament, but it is now clear that Italy intends to abandon the Silk Road Memorandum. The government is ready to turn the page, leaving behind the agreement signed in March 2019 by the Conte executive, which establishes collaboration with China in the context of […]

G20, Meloni on mission to India. And now is the Silk Road moment of truth.

G20, Meloni on mission to India. And now is the Silk Road moment of truth.

Summit work on the one hand, bilaterals with leaders on the other. Giorgia Meloni’s agenda in New Delhi, where she is at the G20 together with Economy Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti, is taking shape. On the eve of the start of the sessions, the Prime Minister met with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi […]

Via della Seta, from China do everything to prevent the escape from Italy

Via della Seta, from China do everything to prevent the escape from Italy

The visit to China by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Antonio Tajani, “demonstrates that Italy hopes to continue to benefit from economic and commercial cooperation with China”, but that Rome does not make the mistake of being dragged “off course” when deciding withdraw from the Silk Road Agreement. On the eve of Tajani’s arrival in […]

“The Silk Road did not give the expected results, the Assembly will decide whether to renew the agreement with China”

“The Silk Road did not give the expected results, the Assembly will decide whether to renew the agreement with China”

The Silk Road “did not deliver the results we expected, Parliament will have to make an assessment and decide whether to renew participation in this project”. This was expressed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Antonio Tajani, speaking at the Cernobbio Forum. “I’m leaving for China this afternoon on a mission – he said – […]

Beijing pressures Italy not to leave the Silk Road

Beijing pressures Italy not to leave the Silk Road

Giorgia Meloni is still trying to comfort the Chinese leadership, who fears that the Italian government will back down on the China New Silk Road, the infrastructure project that Rome participated in in 2019. EU”, the Prime Minister said in correspondence to the Chamber in the opinion of the European Council on 29 and 30 […]

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