Matteo Renzi
Italian politician
Matteo Renzi
Matteo Renzi is an Italian politician. He was elected Mayor of Florence on 22 June 2009 with 59.96% of the vote. In February 2011, he publicly called on all the Italian politicians of the Berlusconi era to retire, citing the fact that Berlusconi is only six years younger than Renzi's grandmother. In early September 2012, Renzi announced that he wants to become the leader of the centre-left Democratic Party and oust the incumbent, Pier Luigi Bersani.
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Italy's Ruling Party Faces Quandary as Renzi Steps Down
Wall Street Journal - 4 days
Italy’s governing center-left Democratic Party was locked in a fierce battle over the best way to pull the country’s economy out of the doldrums as former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned as the party’s leader.
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Italy PM Gentiloni leaves hospital, holds cabinet meeting
Yahoo News - about 1 month
Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni left hospital and held a cabinet meeting on Saturday following the heart procedure he underwent earlier this week, his office said. Doctors at Rome's Gemelli hospital said the 62-year-old, who took office last month, had made an excellent recovery from the emergency angioplasty they performed to unblock a blood vessel late on Tuesday. Gentiloni, formerly foreign minister, took over as premier when Matteo Renzi resigned after his proposed reform of the constitution was rejected by Italians in a Dec. 4 referendum.
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Italy court blocks referendum to scrap Renzi's labor reform
Yahoo News - about 1 month
By Isla Binnie and Francesca Piscioneri ROME (Reuters) - Italy's Constitutional Court on Wednesday rejected a bid by the country's biggest trade union to force a referendum on former prime minister Matteo Renzi's law making it easier to fire workers. The ruling is likely to prove a relief for new Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, who has pledged to build on his predecessor's reforms, and it also spares Renzi the humiliation of having his two flagship projects thrown out in referendums. Italy's bond yields fell, while the euro and Italian stocks rose after the ruling.
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Italy arrests two for hacking into emails of ECB's Draghi, former Italy PM Renzi
Yahoo News - about 1 month
By Steve Scherer and Massimiliano Di Giorgio ROME (Reuters) - Italian police arrested two siblings on Tuesday for hacking into the emails of European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, former prime minister Matteo Renzi and thousands of others. The Rome court ordered the detention of Giulio Occhionero, 45, and his sister Francesca Maria Occhionero, 48, for stealing state secrets and illegal hacking. "There were tens of thousands of email accounts hacked, and among them were accounts belonging to bankers, businessmen and even several cardinals in the Vatican," Roberto Di Legami, head of the specialised police cyber unit that conducted the investigation, told Reuters.
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New PM Gentiloni aims to unite 'lacerated' Italy
Yahoo News - about 2 months
By Giselda Vagnoni ROME (Reuters) - Italy's new prime minister, Paolo Gentiloni, said on Thursday that he aimed to restore unity and cohesion following a divisive referendum, and continue the economic reforms begun by his predecessor, Matteo Renzi. Speaking at the prime minister's traditional year-end news conference, Gentiloni, 62, who took office less than three weeks ago, said he would try "to mend the many lacerations that are threatening our social fabric and our cohesion". The former foreign minister took over when Renzi resigned after almost three years in power after his constitutional reform plan was rejected in a Dec. 4 referendum.
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Merkel must go
Chicago Times - 2 months
One of the most iconic pictures of 2016 is a photo taken at the May G7 summit in Japan. It shows Barack Obama, Francois Hollande, David Cameron and Matteo Renzi smiling and waving at the camera, while Angela Merkel looks on, fingers steepled, in her signature pose exuding both serenity and self-restraint....
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Renzi Vows to Revamp Italian Party, Make It More Humble
ABC News - 2 months
Recently drubbed by voters, Italian ex-Premier Matteo Renzi says his Democratic Party must be more united, humble and in synch with citizens as he eyes elections expected in 2017
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AP Photos: Top Europe and Africa photos from 2016
Yahoo News - 2 months
LONDON (AP) — Across much of Europe and Africa, 2016 was a year of tumult. There were seismic shifts in politics, with the falls of prime ministers David Cameron of Britain and Matteo Renzi of Italy, both of whom stepped down after losing referendums. Iceland's prime minister resigned, triggering early elections, after protests over his offshore holdings, which were revealed in the Panama Papers leak. Europe itself often seemed to be falling apart amid disagreements about migration, money and sovereignty — an impression that was confirmed when Britons voted to leave the European Union.
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New Italian PM wins first confidence vote, pledges to support banks
Yahoo News - 2 months
By Gavin Jones and Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni won an initial vote of confidence in the lower house of parliament on Tuesday after laying out a limited program for his new government, which might only survive a few months. Gentiloni has taken over from former premier Matteo Renzi, who resigned last week after Italians rejected his proposed reform of the constitution in a referendum. Making his maiden speech to parliament in his new role, the softly spoken Gentiloni said he was prepared to support Italy's ailing banks and demanded more help from the European Union in coping with an influx of migrants.
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President vows rapid moves to end Italy crisis
Yahoo News - 2 months
Italian President Sergio Mattarella indicated Saturday he would move swiftly to appoint a new government, saying the country had pressing issues to address following Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resignation. In comments that came against the backdrop of a looming banking crisis, Mattarella said the country needed a "fully functioning government" and that he would decide his course of action "in the coming hours". The statement followed three days of consultations with the country's political parties that failed to produce any consensus on what to do following Renzi's crushing defeat in a referendum on constitutional reform and subsequent resignation as prime minister.
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Weekend Roundup: How Social Media Splits the Global Conversation
Huffington Post - 3 months
Every year The WorldPost joins with MIT collective intelligence research scientist Peter Gloor and the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute in Zurich to measure the most influential thought leaders and the top platforms for the exchange of ideas in the global digital realm. The latest results are reported in the 2016 Global Thought Leaders Index, which examines the English, Spanish, German, Chinese and Arabic language areas on the web. You can find the methodology here.  As the map below of the globally-dominant English language web shows, The WorldPost/Huffington Post is the most prominent idea-spreading digital platform along with The New York Times outside of social media, which is dominated by Facebook and Twitter.  What this year’s analysis also reveals, as I write in my summary of the key findings, is that, “the passionate political environment of 2016 appears to have marked a tipping point … where the influence of individuals sharing information on social media surpassed that ...
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Weekend Roundup: How Social Media Splits the Global Conversation
Huffington Post - 3 months
Every year The WorldPost joins with MIT collective intelligence research scientist Peter Gloor and the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute in Zurich to measure the most influential thought leaders and the top platforms for the exchange of ideas in the global digital realm. The latest results are reported in the 2016 Global Thought Leaders Index, which examines the English, Spanish, German, Chinese and Arabic language areas on the web. You can find the methodology here.  As the map below of the globally-dominant English language web shows, The WorldPost/Huffington Post is the most prominent idea-spreading digital platform along with The New York Times outside of social media, which is dominated by Facebook and Twitter.  What this year’s analysis also reveals, as I write in my summary of the key findings, is that, “the passionate political environment of 2016 appears to have marked a tipping point … where the influence of individuals sharing information on social media surpassed that ...
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ECB to start buying fewer bonds in next stimulus step
Yahoo News - 3 months
The European Central Bank on Thursday extended its mass bond-buying programme to underpin a eurozone economy rattled by political uncertainties, but surprised markets by slowing the pace of its asset purchases. Sluggish growth, below-target inflation, the election of Donald Trump, and the resignation of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi prompted most observers to predict quantitative easing would be extended beyond its March 2017 expiry date. "By extending its asset purchases for another nine months but at a reduced monthly rate... the ECB is seemingly compromising between the more hawkish and dovish members of the Governing Council," said analyst Howard Archer of IHS Global Insight.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Matteo Renzi
    FORTIES
  • 2012
    In 2012 he candidate himself for the race in the primaries of the party, that will choose the candidate for prime minister's center-left coalition.
    More Details Hide Details He is married to a teacher and has three sons.
    In early September 2012, Renzi announced that he wants to become the leader of the centre-left Democratic Party and oust the incumbent, Pier Luigi Bersani.
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  • 2011
    In 2011 he organised again a meeting in Florence, where he met common people and tried to write down one hundred points to discuss.
    More Details Hide Details He was strongly criticised by the members of his own party because of his idea that Italian politicians who have been in charge for more than 20 years should retire.
  • 2010
    In 2010, while his popularity was increasing, he organised a meeting in Florence in Leopolda Station to discuss about Italian politic, after stating that a complete change was necessary also in his party.
    More Details Hide Details That is the reason why media gave him the name "scrapper".
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    On 9 June 2009, in the elections for the Mayor of Florence, Renzi (as a member of the Democratic Party) obtained 47.57% of the ballots, against 32% for Giovanni Galli, the candidate of the centre-right coalition headed by The People of Freedom party.
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    He was elected Mayor of Florence on 22 June 2009 with 59.96% of the vote.
    More Details Hide Details In February 2011, he publicly called on all the Italian politicians of the Berlusconi era to retire, citing the fact that Berlusconi is only six years younger than Renzi's grandmother.
  • 2004
    He was President of the Province of Florence from 2004 to 2009, winning 58.8% of the ballots in the elections of 12 June 2004, representing a centre-left coalition.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1996
    He joined the Italian People's Party in 1996, and became Provincial Secretary in 1999.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1975
    Renzi was born in Florence in 1975.
    More Details Hide Details He studied in Florence and then graduated in law at the University of Florence.
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