NYT: Matteo Renzi, Italian Premier, Pushes for a Place at Europe’s Power Table

With the European Union fragmenting politically and hit by crises,Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is arguing that Italy’s voice must now be heard and be taken seriously. He has taken a confrontational approach, partly out of frustration, which has brought new tensions in the bloc, even as all sides have sought to tamp down the conflicts in recent days.

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