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150 YEARS OF PORT CAPTAINCY-COAST GUARD: MARITIME STATION DEDICATES THE SQUARE TO THEM

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One-hundred fifty years of history. One century and half spent helping, rescue and save human lives. The General Captain Admiral celebrated this event through events held all over the country. The event held in Naples was really impressive and was lead by Admiral Antonio Basile, maritime director for Campania region: the square before the Maritime Station will named “Coast Guard Square”, in memorial off all the militaries dead in duty and in celebration of the continue engagement of the Army.
In the middle of the square Fondazione Mediterraneo donated to the Army of Port Captaincy- Coast Guard, in occasion of its 150° anniversary, the “Totem of Peace” by Molinari sculptor and which contains the urn of unknown Migrant, and donated also the “Mediterranean Award” for the indefatigable work of help and safeguard of human lives.
The president Capasso, in a message send to Admiral Angrisano and Admiral Basile affirmed to be flattered and proud to have given his support in order to spread the values of the Army and its noble mission.

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GILLES KEPEL: “ARAB PASSION” AT MAMT MUSEUM

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The prof. Gilles Kepel, one of the most important exponents of Arab world, will coordinate the MAMT museum section “ARAB PASSION”.
Books, finds and interviews will carry the visitor into a journey in which Arab world will be not only source of “sorrow” , but, mostly, an important resource for our future. During a meeting in the Headquarters of Museum in Naples has been decided the guidelines of the project.

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PAOLO BORROMETI RECEIVES THE MEDITERRANEAN AWARD FOR LEGALITY 2015

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The Sicilian journalist Paolo Borrometi was appointed with the “Mediterranean Award 2015”.
Paolo Borrometi, graduated in law, is a journalist of  Italian Journalistic Agency (AGI) and director of the journalistic website La Spia.it.
Borrometi is engaged for years in the struggle against the organized criminality and due to the several threats is compelled to live with bodyguards, and in the past was also victim of a physical aggression which caused a permanent damage to his shoulder.
The “Mediterranean Award” 2015  assigned to Borrometi was  in the field of “Legality” and is dedicated to “Raffaele Capasso”.
Borrometi follows – among the others- Pino Daniele, Don Ciotti, Fondazione CaponnettoPietro Grasso and (to the memory) don Giuseppe Diana.
The engagement of Paolo Borrometi was highlighted- during a meeting with the Italian ambassador of San Marino Barbara Bergato – by the founder and president of  Fondazione “Mediterraneo”, promoter of peace Michele Capasso, and by Salvatore Càlleri,  president of Caponetto Foundation.
Paolo Borrometi thanked for the initiative and promoted the daily engagement for legality and contrast again all mafia.

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PAOLO BORROMETI SUPPORTS MAMT MUSEUM

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During the award ceremony of “Mediterranean Award” the journalist Paolo Borrometi, thanking for having been appointed of the award, called upon the importance of daily engagement in the anti mafia struggle.
Moreover, Borrometi, affirmed to be interested in collaborating with MAMT – Mediterranean Museum of Art, Music and Tradition of Naples, especially for what concerns the section dedicated to “The memory of Emotions”, in which video, reports and finds about mafia victims and who struggle with organized criminality will be collected.

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BASCHI VERDI RECEIVES THE MEDITERRANEAN AWARD INSTITUTIONS 2015

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The conclusive ceremony of the 36th Training Anti -terrorism and Preparation to Job, for Inspectors, Supervisors and Customs Officers, took place in the “Monte Grappa” barracks, headquarters of the Orvieto Training and Specialization Centre of Financial Guard. The newly promoted Baschi Verdi solemnly wore the hat representing the military unit and its functions, at the presence of the Inspector for the Financial Guard Academies Gen. Giorgio Toschi, the Commander of the Centre Col. Giorgio Giombetti and civil and military High Authorities. During the ceremony, the salute was given to Col. Giombetti, which will leave the “Monte Grappa” barracks in the next few days, after have been in charge of the Centre for four years and will take up an important role at the General Command.

At the end of the ceremony of the 36th training course for green berets in Orvieto, president Michele Capasso along with Salvatore Calleri, president of the Caponnetto Foundation, communicated to the Inspector for the Financial Guard Academies Gen. Giorgio Toschi and the Commander of the Centre Col. Giorgio Giombetti the decision of the Jury of the Mediterranean Award to give the prize for Institution to the Baschi Verdi, in honour of their loyalty in the anti- terrorism struggle.

During its twenty years of existence, the prize has been given three times to an Italian Military Unit: “Military School Nunziatella” (2012), the Coast Guard (2014) and the Baschi Verdi of the Financial Guard” (2015).

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AMBASSADOR BREGATO RECEIVES THE BOOK ABOUT THE 25 YEARS OF FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO

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In the Headquarters of Italian Embassy in San Marino, the president Michele Capasso showed to the ambassador Barbara Bregato the book about the 25 years of activity of Fondazione Mediterraneo.
The journalist Paolo Borrometi, the president Salvo Calleri and other important exponents of political word joined the event. The ambassador Bregato praised Fondazione for its role in Euro Mediterranean dialogue and in the Barcellona Process which in these years celebrates its twenty years .

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PRESENTATION OF THE BOOK “L’AQUILA E LA PIOVRA”

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The presentation of the book “L’Acquila e la Piovra” by Gianni Palagonia took place in the Italian Embassy in San Marino. The book is a cruel portrait of Albania and links between Albanian and Italian mafia.
The initiative is promoted by OMCOM – Mediterranean Observatory about Organized Criminality and Mafia – and the journalist Paolo Borrometi, the president Salvo Calleri, and the president Michele Capasso joined. After the greetings of the Ambassador Barbara Bregato – at the presence of the State Secretary for Culture Giuseppe Maria Morganti –have been analysed the relationship between Albania and Italy.
The president Capasso talked about his experience in Balkans since 1964 and analysed the Albanian role in Europe and Mediterranean.

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TWENTY YEARS: AN UNFORGETTABLE AND STILL BLEEDING PAIN

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“The clouds were covering the sky left space to a dazzling sun. It seeps in the little coffins which contain the remains of people identified in the last year, after a twenty years of unbelievable suffering. This is the bleeding pain which we must not forget…”.
These were the touching words pronounced by Michele Capasso, coming back in the city for which dedicated much part of his life through solidarity initiatives done thanks to the establishment of Fondazione Mediterraneo.
The commemoration of the twenty years since the slaughter of Srebrenica were held at memorial of Potocari, which hosts the rest of 8 thousand of Muslim killed in the July of 1995 by Serbian forces lead by general Ratko Mladic’.
Policemen covered with plastic coated tape the area interdicted to the people and pushed the cars to the garden before the area, which has been used as a parking area for the occasion. Journalists coming from all over the world parked their cars with dishes before the entrance and the road  from Bratunac to Srebrenica – where in the middle of the road takes place the memorial – -was particulary crowded. Joined the event at least 50 thousand people. 10 thousand people joined to the “Peace Parade” started on Tuesday in Nezuk city, between the river Tuzla and Drina which marks the Serbian – Bosniac border. In three days the volunteers "Marš Mira" walked from the end to the beginning that “death track” which in the summer of 1995 was done by Muslim refugees which were running away from violence and terror in Srebrenica area.
Joined the event ministries, leader and political exponents, ministries and leader from several Countries. Among others joined the event the USA president Bill Clinton, the former State secretary Madeleine Albright (which was very touched by the meeting with Srebrenica ), and the exponents of foreign affairs and EU security, Federica Mogherini. Joined from Italy the president of Chamber Laura Boldrini who affirmed the importance of peace values. Joined the event all the delagations of the region: Slovenia, Macedonia, Croatia and  Montenegro.
The Serbian prime minister Aleksandar Vucic’ in the aftermath of the rejection of ONU decision about Srebrenica slaughter (due to the veto of Russia) joined the ceremony but was kicked with violence by people.
The president Capasso talked about the twenty years of Fondazione and the initiatives done by the Fondazione Mediterraneo in favor of ex Jugoslavia: since the Appeal of 1994 in order to save Srebrenica to the other aid campaigns.

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