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Schulz rallies behind Renzi's drive for growth

'No growth in Italy means no growth in Europe' says EP president

21 March, 10:54
Schulz rallies behind Renzi's drive for growth (see related) (ANSA) - Turin, March 21 - European Parliament President Martin Schulz rallied behind Italian Premier Matteo Renzi's drive for growth on a visit to Italy on Friday. "Without growth in Italy, there can be no growth in Europe, and vice versa. I agree with Matteo Renzi. We need a philosophy and a strategy for growth," said Schulz, speaking in Turin where he will attend a gathering focused on racism in Europe and Italy.

Schulz is the leader of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, which is affiliated with Renzi's Democratic Party (PD). Renzi is currently at an EU summit in Brussels, where he aims to win the support of European leaders for a series of economic reforms.