ROME – The Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, was joining Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande, in Berlin on Monday evening to discuss how to proceed following the Brexit vote - Renzi claims he is an arbitrator between the caution of Merkel and the haste of Hollande, a political official reports.

 With Britain now out of the equation, the four major powers within Europe have now been reduced to three and Renzi is viewing it as a considerable boost to the country’s relative importance in the bloc. Though whether this is a genuine “promotion” remains to be seen.

27 Jun 2016
Corinna Harrison
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 ROME -- In an interview with Pope Francis on board the papal jet on his return from Armenia on Sunday he spoke out against the actions in Orlando, his views on the recent Brexit, and the Armenian genocide.

27 Jun 2016
Tom Trevorrow
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27 Jun 2016
 ROME -- Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi  is considering  giving Italian citizenship to thousands of British students studying at Italian universities so that they can complete their studies despite Brexit,  Italian Undersecretary for European Affairs Sandro  Gozi  says.
  “We have to give a European response to British young people of the Erasmus generation,”  Gozi  told la Repubblica newspaper on Sunday. 
27 Jun 2016

 Rome -- As if the complications of a Brexit weren’t enough for the European Union to contend with, the result of Thursday’s referendum in the United Kindgom has attracted words of solidarity in euro-scepticism from other countries across the EU. Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP in Britain has declared Friday as “a day of victory” and a “celebration of Great Britain’s independence”, words that have been received with enthusiasm by like-minded politicians of other European member states.

24 Jun 2016