Renzi criticises German dominance in EU

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Series Details 23.12.15
Publication Date 23/12/2015
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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has criticised Germany's role in Europe as too dominant. 'Europe has to serve all 28 countries, not just one', he said to the Financial Times on the 21 December 2015. This followed other critical remarks he made at the European Council, Brussels, 17-18 December 2015.

Renzi has taken up the fight against Germany's anachronistic austerity policy, some commentators wrote approvingly. Others dismissed his criticism as a cheap way of gaining votes.

Mr Renzi also made critical remarks of the EU Institutions in January 2016.

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