Mistura says Homs terror attacks attempt to derail Geneva talksWorld February 26, 5:49
Annular eclipse will be visible in South America, Africa on Feb 26Science & Space February 26, 3:24
HNC expects Trump to correct Obama's mistakes in Syria - delegation headWorld February 26, 3:08
War on terror to dominate Geneva talks — Syrian UN envoyWorld February 25, 23:48
Russian skier wins gold in skiathlon at 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski ChampionshipsSport February 25, 17:46
Top US Air Force general points to growing conflict potential in Syrian airspaceWorld February 25, 17:17
Iran relies on Russia’s support in production of fuel for nuclear power plantsBusiness & Economy February 25, 16:20
Ukrainian military capture Donetsk water purification plant — spokesmanWorld February 25, 15:05
Azerbaijan and Armenia report armed clashes in Karabakh conflict areaWorld February 25, 11:45
VERONA, Italy, October 18 (Itar-Tass) — A 2012 Eurasian forum that opens here on Thursday will focus on innovations and international integration. Renewable sources of energy, investments, venture capital, innovations, logistics, telecommunications, and infrastructure development will be the main subjects of discussions at the forum that will take place in the ancient Palazzo della Gran Guardia.
The forum's programme innovations are based on transformation of global markets, along with changes in economic policy. The change of the forum's geography is also of importance: the Forum Russia-Italy, which has been in existence since 2008 has broadened its scope this year and is for the first time held as a Eurasian one, with the political figures, enterprises, and financial institutions of Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and China being invited to participate.
On the first day of the forum proceedings, speeches are to be made by the guests of honour: Romano Prodi, former head of the European Commission and of the Italian government (video conference), Grigory Rapota, State Secretary of the Union State of Russia and Belarus, Tatiana Valova, Minister on Basic Orientations for Integration and macroeconomics at the Eurasian Economic Commission, Alexander Torshin, First Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council upper house of the Russian parliament, and Gianni Pittellla, First Vice-President of the European Parliament.
The forum has been organized by the "Learning Eurasia" association, a public non-commercial organization which was founded here in 2007. Its principal purpose is to develop and deepen cultural contacts, public and economic relations between Italy and Russia, as well as other Eurasian countries, in the life of which Russia historically plays an active role.
The forum will continue until October 19.