Italian embassy may reopen
On Monday 20 July 2015, the Administrative Court in Lazio, Rome, Italy annulled the decree to close the Italian embassy in the Dominican Republic that had been issued on 25 June 2014. The request to reverse the decision was brought by the Committee for the Preservation of the Italian Embassy in Santo Domingo.
The Committee members were pleased with the decision of the court. In a statement issued after the ruling, the members of the Committee for the Preservation of the Italian Embassy in Santo Domingo had stressed to the court that the Dominican Republic was a popular tourist destination for thousands of Italians and many Italian families as well as businesses called the Dominican Republic home.
The Italian Embassy in Santo Domingo was closed in December 2014, and consular matters transferred to the embassy in Panama.
According to the data from the Italian community in the country it the decision affected more than 50,000 Italians living in the Dominican Republic and more that 100,000 Italian tourists who visit the country each year.
Source: DR1, DiarioLibre
July 21, 2015
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