President Juncker's first official state visit to Italy coincides with the second anniversary of Prime Minister Renzi's government. On Friday, he will meet with Prime Minister Renzi to cover a number of issues, from economic matters to progress on the European response to the refugee crisis and, more generally, the current state of European affairs. President Juncker will also meet with the President of the Republic, Mr Sergio Mattarella, the President of the Senate, Mr Pietro Grasso, the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Ms Laura Boldrini, and the former President of the Republic, Mr Giorgio Napolitano.
Programme of the visit (subject to possible last minute changes):
09:45 Meeting with Mr Pietro Grasso, President of the Senate, Palazzo Giustiniani
10:30 Meeting with Mr Giorgio Napolitano, former President of the Italian Republic, Palazzo Giustiniani
11:15 Meeting with Ms Laura Boldrini, President of the Chamber of Deputies, Palazzo Montecitorio
12:00 Meeting with European Commission Representation, Via IV Novembre 149
13:30 Meeting with Mr Matteo Renzi, President of the Council of Ministers, Palazzo Chigi
16:00 Meeting with Mr Sergio Mattarella, President of the Italian Republic, Palazzo del Quirinale.