Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Italy, Israel to form cleantech working group

National Infrastructures Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer came to an agreement last week with his Italian counterpart, Minister of Economic Development Claudio Scajola, to cooperate on alternative energy research and application.

According to a report in the Jerusalem Post, the two met as part of an Israel-Italy business seminar in Tel Aviv. Two weeks ago, Ben-Eliezer came to an agreement with Italian Environment Minister Stefania Presigiacomo to cooperate on water issues.

Italy is Israel's fifth-largest export market. In 2007, Israeli exports to Italy amounted to €1.8 billion, representing an increase of 9% over the previous year.

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