Monday 20 November 2017

Brexit vote has left us isolated in EU - we must cultivate other links, fast

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Photo: PA
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Photo: PA
Eamon Delaney

Eamon Delaney

European Union leaders met in the beautiful Slovakian capital of Bratislava to plan the EU's future in the turmoil of Brexit, high unemployment and an ongoing refugee crisis.

But the cheeky Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, was not impressed and derided the get-together as a "nice cruise on the Danube".

Annoyed by the way the French and Germans took charge, as usual, Renzi slammed the event's conclusions for their lack of commitment on economic growth and immigration.

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