Renzi: Italy to hold election in 2018, no matter referendum's outcome

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi came under sharp criticism Monday, after he appeared to backtrack on statements saying he would resign if an upcoming constitutional referendum went against him, and promised only to hold general elections in 2018.

Oreskovic to decide on whether to run in elections with Bridge by July 15

Croatia's caretaker Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic said on Monday that he still had not decided whether to participate in early parliamentary elections this fall with the Bridge party and that he would make a decision on the matter by July 15.