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We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Matteo Renzi is associated, including European Union and Italy. Most recently, Matteo Renzi has been quoted saying: “Voting with Berlin would make sense for many reasons on a European level, and would allow the new parliament to set five years of economic policy without losing a day.” in the article Here's why the chances of a snap election in Italy are increasing considerably.
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Dec 06 2016 - Italian elections

I will bet all my political life on it.feedback

Dec 05 2016 - Italian elections

My government’s experience ends here. I believe that in order to change this political system, in which leaders remain the same and switch different positions, but don’t change the country, we cannot pretend for an umpteenth time that everything remains as before. They don’t change their habits and they will never leave their seats. I wanted to cut extra seats, but I didn’t succeed. Therefore, it is my seat which is becoming vacant.feedback

Dec 05 2016 - Italian elections

I wasn't able to win, I beg you to believe I did everything I thought was possible at this stage.feedback

Dec 05 2016 - Italian elections

The government's experience is over.feedback

Dec 05 2016 - Italian elections

There is no reason to talk of a euro crisis and there is certainly no reason to conjure one up.feedback

Dec 04 2016 - Italian elections

The 'No's' have won in an extraordinary clear-cut way. I lost and the post that gets eliminated is mine.feedback

Dec 03 2016 - Italian elections

It is not for us, it is not for a political party, it is for them.feedback

Dec 03 2016 - Italian elections

If 'Yes' wins, Italy will become the leader of Europe.feedback

Dec 02 2016 - Italian elections

If 'Yes' wins Italy will be the strongest country in Europe.feedback

Dec 02 2016 - Italian elections

Think of your future and the future of your children.feedback

Nov 29 2016 - Italian elections

To the financial markets we say that we have always received the message that structural reforms are the prime asset of Italy's future. I think that's something everybody has always said, everywhere. And we think that structural reforms is what the country needs.feedback

Nov 25 2016 - Italian elections

At the moment, the management of this situation has been flawless, especially with citizens taking part.feedback

Nov 22 2016 - Italian elections

The market is reacting to the better political environment and, bar the Italian referendum which will probably be another source of concern, there is a sigh of relief that the year's turbulent and somewhat surprising politics are behind us.feedback

Nov 18 2016 - Italian elections

This government was born to make constitutional reforms, as you remember. We've made them and it's up to the citizens to decide if they are good or not. But our mission was to give Italy a reboot, it is stronger than before but still not as much as we would like, and the approval of the constitutional reforms which, as you know, is now in the hands of the people sovereign.feedback

Nov 17 2016 - Italian elections

I'm not willing to take part in old-style political games. Either we change or I have no role to play.feedback

Nov 17 2016 - Italian elections

I can't be someone who negotiates a deal with the other parties to create a little government or one with a limited goal (to change the electoral system).feedback

Nov 15 2016 - Italian elections

We give 20 billion to Europe and the EU gives us back 12, but if Hungary or Slovakia preach to us about migrants and don't give us a hand and when want our money, we will say 'there is no way, absolutel.feedback

Nov 06 2016 - Italian elections

2017 could be a difficult but also a wonderful year.feedback

Nov 06 2016 - Italian elections

December 4 is their last chance to get back into the game. That is what this is all about.feedback

Nov 06 2016 - Italian elections

The referendum pitches the past against the future, cynicism against hope, hope and ideals against nostalgia and yesterday.feedback

Oct 31 2016

We cannot have tents for some months in the mountains, under the snow. There are enough hotels for everyone. But many of our compatriots don't want to leave their lands, not even for some weeks.feedback

Oct 30 2016

Feeling the earth collapse beneath your feet is not a metaphorical expression but is what happened this morning, and half of Italy felt this.feedback

Oct 30 2016

We will rebuild everything – the houses, the churches, the shops. We are dealing (with) marvelous territories, territories of beauty.feedback

Oct 30 2016 - Italian Democratic Party

We will rebuild everything, the houses, the churches and the businesses. Everything that needs to be done to rebuild these areas will be done.feedback

Oct 28 2016 - Italian Democratic Party

Italy is wounded but will not be bowed. It's impossible to imagine living in a tent during the winter. Our real goal is not even to set up a tent city, we will see in the coming days how we need to proceed.feedback

Oct 25 2016 - Libya

Italy cannot take another year like the one we have just had.feedback

Oct 21 2016 - Aleppo

We should do everything possible for a peace deal in Syria but it's difficult to imagine that this should be linked to further sanctions on Russia.feedback

Oct 19 2016

Michelle, your tomatoes are great. But after the last weeks, let me be very frank, your speeches are better than your tomatoes.feedback

Oct 18 2016

I have a feeling, and I think that rightly so, our American friends are a little more interested in November 8 than in the Italian vote on constitutional reform, and so are we, might I add.feedback

Oct 18 2016

I want to thank the United States of America for the extraordinary support for the battle that Italy is having in our country, within Europe, to affirm a paradigm of growth and not only of austerity at all levels.feedback

Oct 13 2016

His satire, his research, his work on set design, his multi-faceted artistic activity remain the legacy of a great Italian in the world.feedback

Oct 13 2016

His satire, research, scenography and artistic activity will leave the inheritance of a great Italian to the world.feedback

Oct 09 2016 - Italian Democratic Party

Our responsibility to keep the party united cannot reach the point where we are holding the country back.feedback

Oct 09 2016 - Italian Democratic Party

The PD is ready for a deep, serious discussion over this.feedback

Oct 09 2016 - Italian Democratic Party

The constitutional reform is not a plaything. It represents a point of departure for the country. We are ready to have further thoughts about it, but we are not ready to block the country.feedback

Sep 19 2016 - Christian Democratic Union of Germany

If things go on like this, instead of the spirit of Bratislava we'll be talking about the ghost of Europe.feedback

Sep 19 2016 - Italian Democratic Party

I'm not going to stay silent for the sake of a quiet life ... if someone wants to keep Italy quiet they have picked the wrong place, the wrong method and the wrong subject.feedback

Sep 19 2016 - Christian Democratic Union of Germany

I don't know what Merkel is referring to when she talks about the 'spirit of Bratislava.feedback

Sep 19 2016 - Italian Democratic Party

At Bratislava we had a nice cruise on the Danube, but I hoped for answers to the crisis caused by Brexit (Britain's exit from the EU), not just to go on a boat trip.feedback

Sep 17 2016 - Italian Democratic Party

We are doing our bit on migrants and we are ready to do so alone if necessary.feedback

Sep 16 2016

I do not have to play in a script to show that we are united.feedback

Sep 15 2016

I'm not satisfied with the (summit) conclusions on growth or on immigration.feedback

Sep 13 2016

Growth is not what we would like.feedback

Sep 10 2016

We are at a point where Europe can't just continue reeling off rules, technicalities, fiscal (issues) and austerity. The Europe of tomorrow must above all be based on core values because this is what has made us great, the social Europe, the Europe of ideals, the Europe of beauty.feedback

Sep 10 2016

We aspire to be an initiative of dialogue which seeks to unite Europe more, and not to divide it.feedback

Sep 06 2016

I have never seen so many lies one after the other.feedback

Sep 06 2016 - Italian Democratic Party

The conditions are in place for the Monte Paschi capital increase to take place this year.feedback

Sep 02 2016

This is helped by the fact that we are putting in place a legal framework in dealing with NPLs. The ESM implies an economy with problems and in danger. This is absolutely not the case in the Italian economy, we don't need the ESM, we will not ask for the ESM. And as far as the resources are concerned, this is not a problem, because these resources will come from the private sector.feedback

Sep 02 2016

We are not talking about that kind of money and we are not talking about a bailout. Bailout is ruled out in the European context. So we are working within the rules, within the bail-in system, which implies strong participation by the shareholders and stakeholders in recapitalizing the banks.feedback

Sep 01 2016

I don't know of any of my friends who had kids after they saw an advertisement.feedback

Aug 31 2016 - Libya

Italy will continue to save lives, but there are limits.feedback

Aug 30 2016

The idea is to reduce the size of the capital hike to around 3 billion euros.feedback

Aug 26 2016

This is not about setting challenges and making promises. We need the pace of a marathon runner.feedback

Aug 26 2016 - Italian Democratic Party

The final plan must be a serious plan, not just hot air. It must be something everyone can relate to. A building project which will be serious and systematic. The fact that we have not succeeded before does not mean that we should not try to do it now with the help of everyone.feedback

Aug 25 2016

We're among the best in the world in managing emergencies.feedback

Aug 25 2016

We are the best in the world when it comes to managing emergencies, but that is not enough.feedback

Aug 25 2016

For the Italians it is a moment of showing the strongest emotions. We Italians are very good at arguing and being critical but when faced with pain, Italy shows its best side. I believe we must all be proud of our firefighters, the army officers and the civil protection agents.feedback

Aug 24 2016

No one will be left alone, no family, no community, no neighbourhood. We must get down to work .. to restore hope to this area which has been so badly hit.feedback

Aug 23 2016

For many populists, Europe is to blame for everything that goes wrong.feedback

Aug 22 2016

Many people thought that after Brexit, that Europe was finished. It's not like that. We respect the choice of Britain's citizens, but we want to write a page for the future.feedback

Aug 22 2016 - French election 2017

Many thought that after Brexit Europe was over. Not so. We respect the choice of the British people, but we want to write a page for the future. And that's why internal security, external security, the fight for a common Defense, cooperation between intelligence services, better integration of national Defense industries, the project for an European Community for security are our top priorities.feedback

Aug 21 2016 - French election 2017

They will be coming to discuss how to relaunch Europe from the bottom up, there's a big need. Relaunching Europe is a totally open game but it needs to be played.feedback

Aug 21 2016

It seems strange, and in many ways it is, that from this tiny island the biggest political victory of the 20th century was borne: 70 years of peace between peoples who fought constantly and cyclically.feedback

Aug 05 2016

My view is that Italian banks are good. There are some problems, yes. The first is Monte dei Paschi, we know.feedback

Aug 02 2016 - Italian Democratic Party

If Europe continues to only discuss (economic) technocrats, the role of technicians, Europe is finished. So the question is … how everyone could help their respective countries to consider Europe as a great place for the future for democracy and ideals.feedback

Aug 02 2016 - Italian Democratic Party

I am totally sure if we choose a different Europe in which there is not only austerity, but investment … I think with every effort we can change this direction (of countries considering leaving the EU).feedback

Aug 02 2016 - Italian Democratic Party

I am sure we (will) win. This referendum is about the future of the country and I am sure the Italian people, if (they) read the question in the ballot in the electoral place, will vote for change.feedback

Aug 02 2016

I think it is obvious for me and for a lot of us to prefer Hillary Clinton as commander-in-chief, because with her, there is a woman able to know every dossier, able to have a history and a future with all the partners.feedback

Jul 31 2016 - Italian Democratic Party

We will press ahead with a cut in IRES (corporate tax).feedback

Jul 08 2016

Italy has played by the fiscal austerity rules for too long. Although its problems are structural in nature, after running an underlying primary fiscal surplus for some 20 years it is time to break free from its self-imposed deflationary fiscal chains.feedback

Jul 07 2016

The government today is in Fermo, alongside father Vinicio and the local institutions in memory of Emmanuel. Against hatred, racism and violence.feedback

Jul 01 2016

More growth and more investment, less austerity and less bureaucracy, this is the line we have proposed for two years, at the beginning in isolation. Allow me to say that Brexit can be a great opportunity for Europe.feedback

Jun 27 2016

It is not possible to lose time – as we said – we need to respect the rules and the will of the sovereign people and we need to think of a strategy for the next months.feedback

Jun 27 2016

What has happened in the United Kingdom could be the greatest opportunity for Europe, if we stop playing defensively and try to give our continent the possibility of a new start.feedback

May 11 2016 - Homosexuality

Today is a day of celebration in which Italy has taken a step forwards.feedback

May 03 2016

The greatest achievement in the history of English soccer was led by an Italian. Fantastic Mr Ranieri.feedback

Apr 27 2016

Austria's move was "shamelessly against European rules, as well as being against history, against logic and against the future.feedback

Apr 17 2016

This is not a political referendum, but concerns 11,000 workers, their future and Italy's energy supply chain.feedback

Apr 15 2016

The government is here to do things that were not done before. We are here to unblock projects.feedback

Apr 12 2016

People did not believe we would ever be able to do this. The political world has shown that it is capable of reforming itself.feedback

Apr 08 2016 - Egypt

Recalling the ambassador for talks means that Italy confirms its commitment with itself and the Regeni family: We will stop only before the truth, the real truth. Italian prosecutors said this week's meetings had been "disappointing.feedback

Mar 22 2016

2016 is the year when Italy must sort out its banking problems once and for all.feedback

Mar 08 2016 - Libya

At the same time we say with great clarity and very strongly, that press freedom is an amazing value for France, home of the Declaration of Human Rights, for Italy and for all those men and women who believe in the founding values of the European Union.feedback

Mar 05 2016

This decree aims to resolve… definitively the problems of our country's banking system.feedback

Feb 22 2016 - Italian Democratic Party

I hope that in a few days we can end the debating game being played in the senate, then go to parliament and approve the bill quickly.feedback

Feb 08 2016 - Italian Democratic Party

For me Italy is totally fighting for avoid bail-in because also soft bail-in could be a disaster for the credibility and for the confidence.feedback

Feb 07 2016 - Bangladesh

Terrorists want to destroy our daily lives. We are duty bound to respond with even more determination to defend our values.feedback

Feb 07 2016 - Bangladesh

Together with the other countries that have been affected, Bangladesh, Japan, and all the countries in the international community which have experienced moments like the one we're going through today, we will continue our struggle because only together, united, can we state an idea of civilisation, which is different from what we have unfortunately seen tonight in Bangladesh.feedback

Jan 25 2016

We must reach an agreement on Syria. It's therefore essential that we each engage in a cooperative effort.feedback

Dec 04 2015 - Italian Democratic Party

The end of sanctions is a historic step not only for Iran but for the whole region. We are committed to making sure the efforts of the international community are accompanied by mutual trust and by the immediate relaunch of economic links.feedback

Dec 03 2015 - Democratic Party

It seems to me that the climate is changing in Europe, and we have to keep working on this. For too long Europe has been perceived only as a place of austerity, a place without hope, without growth.feedback

Nov 02 2015

None of these measures will resolve all the problems … but all these measures are additional pieces of the mosaic aimed at consolidating the banking system.feedback

Nov 02 2015

I am much more worried about other banks in other countries which are stronger in theory than Italy.feedback

Nov 02 2015

We will do everything needed to resolve definitively the problem of non-performing loans within the framework of EU rules.feedback

Jun 26 2015

If there had been no solidarity over a small number like 40,000, this would have been an insult from Europe.feedback

Jun 21 2015

Let me be clear, I do not think that signing the Dublin agreement was a good idea, especially for Italy, but I'm not interested in creating a controversy within my country against the political party that was then in the government.feedback

Apr 23 2015

We want Europe to be different from a club of technical specialists who know a lot about geopolitics but don't react in moments of pain.feedback

Mar 05 2015 - Sanctions

There is room to collaborate, even with the difficulties we're all aware of lying in the background, such a European sanctions and Russian counter-sanctions.feedback

Feb 03 2015 - Greece

I strongly believe that there are conditions to find an agreement between the Greek authorities and the European institutions. We believe that each of us in our countries should make reforms.feedback

Jan 13 2015

I would like to thank Giorgio Napolitano, President of the Republic and committed Europhile, who will in fact leave his post very soon.feedback

Dec 15 2014 - Olympic Games

The Italian government, together with CONI (The Italian Olympic Committee), is ready to do its part for a project that isn't based on great infrastructures or big dreams but rather great people. We will be at the vanguard for all the spending controls.feedback

Dec 15 2014 - Olympic Games

Our country too often seems hesitant. It's unacceptable not to try … or to renounce playing the game.feedback

Oct 17 2014 - Kremlin

But I would underline the real desire to find solutions and for these reasons I think we can be positive.feedback

Oct 17 2014 - Kremlin

I think we made a step ahead for the climate, for the constructive discussion. Obviously there a lot of differences.feedback

Oct 03 2014

Mare Nostrum will not be abandoned until the EU comes up with something just as good or better.feedback

Aug 10 2014 - Italian Democratic Party

If someone in Italy thinks that you're the future, they're wrong. You are the present. Stay in Italy, don't go abroad and try the impossible. Make the most of this beautiful country and have a can-do attitude. Best of luck to all of you.feedback

Jul 27 2014

This extraordinary engineering success of so many people cannot erase the memory of what's happened or bring back the ship. It seemed all hope was lost, especially considering the potential damage to the environment.feedback

Jun 24 2014 - Italian Democratic Party

Whoever thinks the democracy gap in Europe can be filled just by appointing Juncker or somebody else to head the Commission… is living on Mars!feedback

Jun 24 2014 - Unemployment

It's laughable, those who say talking about growth means violating the Treaty. The Treaty breakers are those who talk only about the Stability Pact. Unless we reduce unemployment, unless we can create growth again, we won't have any stability.feedback

Jun 24 2014 - Italian Democratic Party

After 1,000 days, we'll show a country which has been able to achieve the kinds of reforms achieved by other countries, like Germany after 2003. We'll reform not because someone from the outside is asking us to, but because we know we have to.feedback

Jun 24 2014 - European Parliament

In the next 1000 days the Italian government can defy the European Parliament, in a positive and a proactive way, in order to improve the country's conditions. In order to allow Italy not to have an agenda dictated from elsewhere. So we could say that we are improving reforms not because others asked for them but just because we are aware that we need them.feedback

Apr 01 2014 - Unemployment

There were 365,000 fewer people employed in that 12 month period. It's as if we had lost 1,000 jobs every day. This is clearly a problem. We're seeing signs of recovery, sure, but it's not enough.feedback

Mar 12 2014 - Italian Democratic Party

Let's start by eliminating the excess of politics and sending a signal to the families who are struggling everyday to survive. This is an operation that I would describe as historical.feedback

Feb 25 2014 - Italian Democratic Party

The Europe that we want, as we've often said, is a Europe where Italy doesn't receive the line it needs to follow and instructions on what it must do. Instead, we what a Europe where Italy makes a fundamental contribution because there can be no Europe without Italy.feedback

Feb 24 2014 - Italian Democratic Party

Italy is getting tired of waiting for us, and I propose to you – we propose, as a government – to bring Italy up through a package of reforms that considers the upcoming Italian presidency of the EU as the main opportunity. And before that term, we will tackle the challenges linked to labour policies, taxes, public administration and justice.feedback

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