Introduction section Offices Directorate III - European Financial Relations

Offices Directorate III - European Financial Relations

Office I

General affairs, secretariat and support in carrying out management functions and pre-legislative activity in matters falling within the Directorate's area of responsibility. Definition of the Directorate's needs, in cooperation with the Department's offices responsible for exercising cross-departmental functions. Support with regard to the financial management of the resources assigned to the Directorate. Coordination of the Directorate's contributions to the strategic projects of the Department of the Treasury. Administrative twinnings and international cooperation. Coordination and promotion of Italian personnel working in the institutions and bodies of the European Union (EU). Relations with the Italian and European Parliaments with respect to matters falling within the Directorate's area of responsibility.

 

Preparatory and support activities for the Minister's hearings before the Italian Parliament on matters falling within the Directorate's area of responsibility. Coordination of the contributions to the planning and final report on Italy's participation in the EU. Management of agreements and contracts with external parties for matters falling within the Directorate's area of responsibility, in collaboration with the relevant offices. Relationships with international organisations for legal, administrative and accounting matters falling within the Directorate's area of responsibility.

Director:
FINO Giovanni
Tel.+39 06-47618826
E-mail giovanni.fino@mef.gov.it

 

Office II

Preparation for and follow-up to the proceedings of the Economic and Financial Committee Alternates (EFCA), the Eurogroup Working Group Alternates, the Economic and Financial Committee (EFC), the Eurogroup Working Group, the Council of Finance Ministers, the Eurogroup, the European Council and related activities, including participation in meetings.

 

Coordination of activities and relations with State administrations, and with Italian and foreign entities and bodies in matters related to Italy's participation in such groups. Coordination of the Directorate's activities in relation to European economic, monetary and financial affairs. Support to the Head of the Directorate and to the Director General of the Treasury in their institutional functions regarding matters falling within its area of responsibility. Contribution to the analysis of issues regarding macroeconomic and fiscal surveillance of EU Member States, and the euro area overall, and the strengthening of the economic and monetary union. Analysis of and support for European legislative negotiations in its areas of responsibility. Support in matters falling within its area of responsibility for the drafting of the economic planning documents of the MEF. Relations with the European Commission and other European institutions and bodies, and coordination of the written procedures initiated by the Council of the European Union, with respect to matters falling within the Directorate's area of responsibility. Contribution to the drafting of position papers and research activities on matters falling within the Office's area of responsibility. Participation in inter-institutional working groups and representation of the Head of the Directorate at external events.

Director:
COLLURA Cristina
Tel.+39 06-47614493
E-mail cristina.collura@mef.gov.it

 

Office III

Preparation and follow-up of the proceedings of the Economic Policy Committee (EPC), as well as support to the Head of the Directorate and the Director General of the Treasury in defining Italy's position and participation in meetings. Liaison activities between the EPC and the other committees of the ECOFIN chain as well as coordination of Italy's position in the EPC's subcommittees. Support, for matters falling within the its area of responsibility, in the drafting of MEF's economic planning documents. Coordination of activities and relations with State administrations, and with Italian and foreign entities and bodies in matters related to Italy's participation to such committee. Analyses with respect to the functioning of the internal market, to the impact, also comparative, of EU policies, and to the coherence between macroeconomic and structural policies and related coordination of the Directorate's activities. Relations with the European Commission in relation to technical assistance activities in support of structural reforms and coordination in the preparation and submission of requests for support in matters falling within the Department of the Treasury's area of responsibility. Analysis of and support for European legislative negotiations on matters falling within its area of responsibility. Contribution to the preparation of position papers and research activities on matters falling within the Office's area of responsibility. Support for activities relating to European recovery and resilience programmes in matters falling within the Directorate's area of responsibility, with particular reference to the work carried out by the EPC in this area. Participation in inter-institutional working groups and representation of the Head of the Directorate at external events.

Director:
DI DOMENICO Germana
Tel.+39 06-47616265
E-mail germana.didomenico@mef.gov.it

 

Office IV

Economic and institutional analysis of the functioning of the EU and the Economic and Monetary Union, of the European investment policies and the European integration process. Analysis of the ECB's monetary policy, the euro exchange rate, the Sme2 and the euro adoption process. Preparation of the work of the Statistics Subcommittee of the EFC, as well as participation in meetings. Coordination of activities and relations with State administrations, and with Italian and foreign entities and bodies in matters related to Italy's participation in such Subcommittee. Support, for matters falling within its area of responsibility, in the drafting of the MEF's economic planning documents. Coordination and preparation of position papers, research activities, contributions to articles and speeches. Relations with Bruegel and other think tanks, universities and research centres. Contribution to the meetings of the WP3 and the Economic and Development Review Committee (EDRC) of the OECD and participation in meetings concerning European Union countries. Analysis of and support for European legislative negotiations on matters falling within its area of responsibility. Support for the Directorate's activities in its relations with international organisations, particularly the IMF, the OECD and the rating agencies. Participation in inter-institutional working groups and representation of the Head of the Directorate at external events. Coordination of the Directorate's activities in relation to matters falling within the Directorate's area of responsibility.

Director:
VELPI Gabriele
Tel.+39 06-47618337
E-mail gabriele.velpi@mef.gov.it

 

Office V

Analysis, coordination and contribution to activities related to the European Semester process and to fiscal surveillance procedures, macroeconomic imbalances as well as coordination, analysis and monitoring of the economic policies of EU countries and of the euro area as a whole. Coordination of the Directorate's activities in relation to the issues under its responsibility. Contribution to the preparation of position papers and research activities on matters falling within its area of responsibility as well as analysis of and support for European legislative negotiations on such matters. Participation in inter-institutional working groups and representation of the Head of the Directorate at external events. Relations with State administrations and with Italian and foreign entities and bodies in matters falling within its area of responsibility.

Director:
ASSALVE Davide
Tel.+39 06-47617668
E-mail davide.assalve@mef.gov.it

 

Office VI

Activities related to the functioning of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF). Preparation of the work of the governing bodies and subcommittees of the European Financial Stability Mechanisms and related activities, including participation in meetings. Analysis and support activities related to financial assistance programmes in euro area, EU and non-EU countries. Participation in the Task Force on coordinated action. Coordination of activities related to European financial support programmes. Analysis of and support for European legislative negotiations and relations with State administrations and with Italian and foreign entities and bodies with respect to matters falling within the Office's area of responsibility. Participation in inter-institutional working groups and representation of the Head of the Directorate at external events.

Director:
SCAGLIUSI Cosimo
Tel.+39 06-47614125
E-mail cosimo.scagliusi@mef.gov.it

 

Office VII

Bilateral relations with EU countries and institutions, including embassies. Relations with candidate countries and EFTA countries. Relations with the current Presidency of the Council of the European Union and with the Italian representations in European institutions and bodies. Analysis of the processes for joining the EU, of the European Economic Area and other forms of agreement with the EU (Brexit). Coordination of the activities related to the organisation of the bilateral meetings of the Director General of the Treasury and the Minister, for matters falling within the Directorate's area of responsibility. Participation in the technical round tables held at the CIAE for the coordination of Italy's position both prior to and after legislative acts drafted at the EU level, as well as related intra- and inter-directorate coordination. Monitoring of the progress of European legislative negotiations and coordination of the contributions made by the Directorate in such negotiations. Relations with Italian and foreign public administrations, bodies and organisations with respect to matters falling within its area of responsibility. Participation in inter-institutional working groups and representation of the Head of the Directorate at external events.

Director:
FONTANA Isabella
Tel.+39 06-47613381
E-mail isabella.fontana@mef.gov.it

 

Office VIII

Coordination and preparation of the Directorate's activities in relation to European recovery and resilience programmes. Analysis and study of recovery and resilience plans, also with a view to multilateral comparison. Analysis and support to European legislative negotiations in matters falling within its area of responsibility. Economic and financial analysis of EU financial instruments. Relations with the European Commission and other European institutions and bodies in the areas of competence. Participation in inter-institutional working groups and representation of the Head of the Directorate at external events. Relations with other departments, state administrations, and Italian and foreign entities and bodies with respect to matters falling within its area of responsibility. Support to the Head of the Directorate and to the Director General of the Treasury in their institutional duties in its areas of competence.

Director:
VACANT POSITION

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