Consular Section

In this section, English-speaking consulates periodically post their messages.

 

Welcome to New US Ambassador, Lewis M. Eisenberg

Welcome to New US Ambassador, Lewis M. Eisenberg

Lewis M. Eisenberg of Florida is the new U.S. Ambassador to the Italian Republic, and the Republic of San Marino. He is a prominent American financier, investor, and philanthropist. As Chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and a Founding Board Member of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, where he chaired its 9/11 Victims’ Families and Transportation Advisory Councils, Ambassador Eisenberg engaged with State and local governments on a number of complex issues. He is an Emeritus Member of Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management Advisory Council and Life Member of the Cornell University Council. He earned a B.A. at Dartmouth College and a M.B.A. ... »

Welcome to New US Consul General, Elizabeth Lee Martinez

Welcome to New US Consul General, Elizabeth Lee Martinez

Elizabeth Lee Martinez began her assignment in October 2017 as Consul General in Milan, covering northern Italy. She is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor. Before assuming her present duties Ms. Martinez served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Kingston, Jamaica from 2013 to 2016. Her previous assignments include Director of the Office of Canadian Affairs (2011-2013) and Deputy Director in the Office of the Special Envoy to Sudan (2009-2011). From 2006-2009, Ms. Martinez was Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her earlier overseas assignments include Casablanca, Morocco; and San Salvador, El Salvador and Nassau, T... »

PM’s open letter to EU citizens in the UK

PM’s open letter to EU citizens in the UK

Ahead of EU Council, Theresa May wrote directly to EU citizens in the UK. As I travel to Brussels today, I know that many people will be looking to us – the leaders of the 28 nations in the European Union – to demonstrate we are putting people first. I have been clear throughout this process that citizens’ rights are my first priority. And I know my fellow leaders have the same objective: to safeguard the rights of EU nationals living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU. I want to give reassurance that this issue remains a priority, that we are united on the key principles, and that the focus over the weeks to come will be delivering an agreement that works for people here in the UK,... »

Issue No. 2 – A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris, British Embassy

Issue No. 2 – A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris, British Embassy

A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris British Embassy Rome From Issue No. 2, Monday 16 October, 2017 newsletter to British nationals in Italy. Welcome to the latest edition of my newsletter for British nationals living in Italy. Following the Prime Minister’s landmark speech in Florence last month and the fifth round of negotiations in Brussels, I would like to update you on the latest developments on Brexit. PM’s Florence Speech On 22 September, the Prime Minister delivered a landmark speech on Europe in Florence. The Chancellor, the Foreign Secretary and the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU were in attendance, as were a range of leading Italian politicians and business people. The PM ... »

A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris, British Embassy

A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris, British Embassy

A Message from Ambassador Jill Morris British Embassy Rome From Issue No. 1, September 12, 2017 newsletter to British nationals in Italy. As negotiations between the UK Government and the European Commission continue to move forward, I know that there is a strong appetite for information. This letter is intended to complement our face-to-face engagement, providing you with updates and inviting you to feed in your views. I have also recently posted a video on Facebook on progress made so far in the negotiations and, in addition, I will soon be conducting a Twitter Q&A (details to follow on our @ukinitaly social media channels). In this first edition, I want set out the progress made to da... »