President of Region Marche, Gian Marco Spacca, with Secretary General Amb. Pigliapoco and other authorities opened, in Piazza Cavuor, Ancona, the event " The Adriatic Ionian Macro Region for the development of Europe".
Secretary General Amb. Pigliapoco inaugurated the Adriatic Mediterranean Festival, with the participation of the Mayor of Ancona, Mr. Fiorello Gramillano, the Toursim Alderman of Region Marche, Mrs Serenella Moroder and the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Ancona, Mr. Rodolfo Giampieri. With the occasion the Moroccan writer Tahar Ben Jelloun was awarded for his engagement in the fight against racism.
The Adriatic Ionian Council concluding Montenegrin Chairmanship took place in Brussels at headquarters of Committee of Regions. The eight Ministers of Foreign Affairs have confirmed their support to the European Strategy for the Adriatic Ionian Macro-Region. In the occasion all AII participating States welcomed the Italian proposal to appoint Amb. Pigliapoco as the new AII Secretary General.
The first Committee of Senior Officials under Serbian Chairmanship met on June 21st in Belgrade with the presence of Minister of Foreign Affairs Vuk Jeremic. During meeting, the official exchange of function between Amb. Alessandro Grafini and the new AII-PS Secretary General Amb. Fabio Pigliapoco took place.