About: Matteo Renzi

Mogherini’s tarnished legacy

Paradoxically it was the EU’s closest partner, the United States, that has done most to damage Federica Mogherini's legacy as High Representative with a full-scale assault on the EU’s commitment to multilateralism, writes Fraser Cameron.
Public Affairs 04-01-2017

Does corruption threaten Europe?

Current debate rarely attributes the rise of populism in European politics to the perceived prevalence of corruption. Yet public opinion often shows that citizens believe their representatives to be corrupt, write Laurence Cockcroft and Anne-Christine Wegener.
Future EU 21-10-2016

The End of Europe

The EU risks disintegration with the emergence of a xenophobic and populist wave. The European project needs to be completely rethought, far from the current state of exception, argues historian Enzo Traverso.
Future EU 24-08-2016

Ventotene – the symbolism of the Renzi-Hollande-Merkel summit

The choice of Matteo Renzi to hold the meeting with President Hollande and Chancellor Merkel in Ventotene was highly significant, writes Monica Frassoni.
Brexit 01-06-2016

Brexit: an opportunity to be exploited

As the referendum looms large on the horizon, there are two ways of facing the threat of Brexit: despondency or trying to make something positive out of the situation, writes Robert Cox.

Welcoming Rouhani ignores human rights

Europe’s rapprochement with Iran will only prove damaging, as European leaders welcome the head of a regime that is guilty of violating basic human rights, writes Alejo Vidal-Quadras.
Central Asia 09-10-2015

A New Deal between Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa

Europe’s southern neighbourhood is an erupting volcano. But positive trends are at play that represent North-South hope, and even convergence, write Franco Bassanini, Jean-Louis Guigou and Miguel-Angel Moratinos.
Euro & Finance 25-06-2015

Greece will hurt Europe, no matter what

With or without an agreement, the economic crisis in Greece is far from over, and as it plays out it, will have political and economic ramifications across Europe writes Stratfor, the Texas-based global intelligence company.

Renzi, Valls and the left’s immigration dilemma

As Italy’s immigration crisis intensifies, leading to a diplomatic stand-off between Rome and France, the two countries' center-left premiers highlights the immigration dilemma of the Left, writes Alessio Postiglione.
Euro & Finance 16-03-2015

How we deal with Greece now will determine Europe’s political course

The EU's response to the Greek debt crisis will set the bloc's political direction for years to come. If we continue to choke the debtor, we risk drowning all of Europe, argue Ernest Maragall and Jordi Angusto. 
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Agrifood 23-07-2014

True ‘growth’ for Europe’s nature and people

The Italian presidency puts forward smart, sustainable and inclusive growth as one of its priorities, leading the EU in the coming months. But what does this mean, exactly, for the European citizen, Luigi Epomiceno wonders.
Digital 15-07-2014

New Beginnings

With a new legislative cycle about to start, we need to lay down the foundations for an economy that grasps the future, beginning with the digital single market, writes Fausto Pinto de Matos.

Blair: The case for Europe is power, not peace

In an increasingly multipolar world, in which GDP and population will increasingly be correlated, the rationale for Europe is stronger than ever. Together, Europe’s peoples can wield genuine influence, writes Tony Blair.
Med & South 26-02-2014

Renzi’s big moment

The timing, manner and substance of Matteo Renzi’s rise to power is troubling, writes Kevin Lees.
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