Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, left, and French President Francois Hollande review the honor guard, in Venice, Italy. Renzi and Hollande are expected to discuss Libya and the migrant crisis during a meeting dedicated to Venice native Valeria Solesin, the only Italian killed in the Paris attacks on November 13
Italy’s new President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi arrive for a welcoming ceremony, at the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome.
Balloons featuring Italian Prime minister Matteo Renzi as Pinocchio are displayed during a general strike called by several trade unions in protest against the government’s economic policy, on Friday in Rome
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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi uses his mobile phone as he awaits the arrival of Senegal’s President Macky Sall at Chigi’s Palace, Italy
Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister-designate, talks to reporters after a meeting with President Giorgio Napolitano at the Quirinale Palace in Rome. Mr Renzi said on Monday he would begin official consultations to form a new government in the next 24 hours and expected to lay out a programme of reforms to be completed in the next few months
Four mayors – from left, Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz of Warsaw, Boris Johnson of London, Michael Bloomberg of New York and Matteo Renzi of Florence – at the launch of the Mayors Challenge in Europe at London’s City Hall. The competition invites European cities to compete for €9m in prizes for ideas to improve urban life.