Renzi 'heir of Machiavelli' says German daily SZ
But could be 'next giraffe destroyed by PD' says FAZ15 February, 18:18
Compared to Letta's unassuming manner, SZ said, Renzi has "double the charisma" and he knows how to "whip up popular enthusiasm".
But he won't pursue very different policies from Letta's, it said.
"Europe can count on the fact that he will call into question the EU's 3% limit on budget deficits". The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, on the other hand, warned Renzi that he could be "the next giraffe" destroyed by the PD, recalling this week's headline-grabbing case at a Danish zoo.
Der Spiegel, under the headline "Italy's Tony Blair," said that now "everything will become different, colourful, dynamic and perhaps even revolutionary".
Die Welt headlined Letta Gives Way To Renzi, Berlusconi's Comeback Could Succeed over an article echoing Friday's fears voiced by Bild that the changeover might give opportunities to the three-time premier, media magnate and centre-right opposition leader, who is gearing to combat Renzi despite a ban from office on a tax-fraud conviction.