Matteo Renzi

Brexit campaign congratulates Italy on referendum rejection

A campaign that backed Britain's referendum to leave the European Union congratulates Italians on voting against a constitutional reform referendum on Sunday, which ultimately led to Prime...

President tells Italy's Renzi to delay quitting until budget approved

Italian President Sergio Mattarella thwarted Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plan to quickly resign on Monday by telling the government head to keep doing his job until parliament sorts out the...

Concerns high as Europe eyes post-Renzi Italy

Chancellor Angela Merkel led German and European leaders on Monday in expressing regret about Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's decision to stand aside after his parliamentary reform...

Italy president set to steer political crisis after Renzi resignation

Italian President Sergio Mattarella called for "calm" on Monday after Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced his resignation in the wake of losing a crucial referendum on constitutional reforms....

Renzi set to hand in resignation after "clear-cut" referendum defeat

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was due to tender his resignation on Monday after losing a crucial referendum on constitutional reforms that was seen by many as a plebiscite on his popularity...

Italy's Renzi concedes referendum defeat, announces resignation

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has conceded defeat on a referendum battle to approve constitutional reforms and said he would hand in his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella on Monday...

Renzi set for crushing referendum defeat, under pressure to resign

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi looked likely Sunday to make good on a promise to resign after early data suggested he had comprehensively lost a referendum on constitutional reforms sponsored...

Italian voters reject Renzi's constitutional reforms, exit polls show

Italians have rejected reforms proposed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, exit polls from a referendum show.

Hero to zero? Italy's Renzi puts career on the line in referendum

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi risks becoming Europe's youngest political has-been if Sunday's constitutional referendum does not go his way.

EU's Juncker: Renzi's reforms are "good," I hope he'll win referendum

The constitutional reforms due for a December 4 referendum in Italy are "good," European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in an interview Sunday, adding he hoped that they will be...

Obama meets embattled EU leaders against backdrop of Trump win

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday hosted a meeting of European leaders with outgoing US President Barack Obama, who was on his last trip to the continent before handing over to president-...

Last polls before Italy's referendum vote point to a 'no' victory

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is headed for a bruising defeat in a crucial constitutional referendum vote, the last surveys to be published before the December 4 ballot suggested Friday.

Italian constitutional reform: Prime Minister Renzi's big gamble

The constitutional reform on which Italians have to pass judgement in a December 4 referendum would be the most far-reaching institutional makeover for the country since it became a republic 70...

Italy's Renzi hoping for female outcome in US election

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi stopped short of declaring his support for Hillary Clinton the day before the US presidential election

Italy's Renzi says he can beat adverse poll data and win referendum

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Sunday in Florence he was confident of winning a crucial referendum on constitutional reforms due in four weeks despite consistently negative opinion polls...