Tuesday, 21 September 2021, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Germany: At the historic City Hall, Hamburg’s First Mayor Dr. Peter Tschentscher received the inaugural call by Italy’s top envoy to Germany, Armando Varricchio, who was accredited on 21 June at Bellevue Palace.
On the agenda were the upcoming federal elections in Germany to be held on Sunday, 26 September alongside state elections in Berlin City-State, in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania as well as Thuringia. The implications of the elections for the EU are pivotal as Germany is the group’s largest economy.
There is a particular Hamburg connection to the federal elections as the Social Democratic contender, Olaf Scholz is the predecessor in mayoral office of Dr. Peter Tschentscher. The latter in addition to the fact that Hamburg is due to take over the chairmanship of the Federal Council (Bundesrat) in October 2022.
Furthermore the two dignitaries discussed the G20 summit whose chairmanship is currently be held by Italy, and the ongoing political and health measures being undertaken to milden the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic in European societies. Ambassador Varricchio was previously his homeland’s chief diplomat in the United States. He is known for being a film-lover, and avid networker.
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