It’s no secret that I have a deep admiration for Italy’s effervescent Prime Minister. Partly, I wish the French left had the same energy and reformist zeal that Renzi clearly exudes. Although Manuel Valls is trying his best to emulate Renzi, he falls painfully short.
I’ve written countless articles on this topic here, but I truly think Renzi can set the model for Europe’s stragglers on how to toe the line between social equity and economic pragmatism. Just this week, he took on his party bosses and won their support for a controversial labor reform package. Honestly, this guys has talent!
What I like about this specific interview is the insight he gives into foreign questions. I’m not used to reading stuff from Renzi on his foreign policy and frankly it looks a little confusing. I suppose he’s more focused on fixing Italy’s sinking economy (no small task) than issues like Russia, but such a cavalier attitude runs the risk of derailing Federica Mogherini’s (his former FM) hearing at the EU Parliament next week. I don’t think it will, but it just goes to show that not even Super Renzi can tackle everything!