Matteo Renzi Quotes

We need to show that Europe is investing in growth and not only in rigor and austerity.




Matteo Renzi, Italian Prime Minister, Milan, October 16, 2014

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Matteo Renzi
Matteo Renzi
  • Born: January 11, 1975
  • Nationality: Italian
  • Profession: Politician

Matteo Renzi is an Italian politician who served as the Prime Minister of Italy from February 2014 until December 2016. After the rejection of his constitutional reform in the December 2016 referendum, Renzi formally resigned on 12 December when Foreign Affairs Minister Paolo Gentiloni was appointed new head of the government by President Sergio Mattarella. Renzi served, with a brief interruption, as Secretary of the Democratic Party from 2013 to 2018, when he resigned after the 2018 electoral defeat. He was also President of the Province of Florence from 2004 to 2009 and Mayor of Florence from 2009 to 2014. Renzi, who did not hold a seat in either house of Parliament during his tenure as Prime Minister, became a member of the Senate in March 2018.