Who will be next Italian Permanent Representative to the EU?

The current Italian Permanent Representative to the EU Carlo Calenda has been appointed new Minister for Economic Development after only two months since his appointment in Brussels.

Even in this short time, the “Euro bubble” recognised Calenda as a great worker and good negotiator between Italy’s Matteo Renzi and Jean-Claude Juncker, says Corriere della Sera.

This news in Europe has been quite a surprise. “Carlo Calenda’s feet had barely touched the ground in Brussels, and now Italian diplomats will be forced to welcome their second new permanent representative to the EU in as many months,” writes PoliticoEurope.

Concerning the names of the successors, Corriere della Sera suggests:

  • Luca Giansanti, Director General for Political and Security Affairs (Political Director) at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
  • Maurizio Massari, Italian ambassador to Egypt, where he managed the case of the young Italian researcher Giulio Regeni killed in Cairo.