'A united Europe cannot do without the UK' says Renzi

'I don't always agree with Cameron, but UK essential to EU'

(see related)(ANSA) - Rome, July 4 - A united Europe cannot do without the United Kingdom, Italian Premier Matteo Renzi said Friday after meeting with outgoing European Commission President José Manuel Barroso in Rome.
    "It is essential for Europe that the UK remain a part of the great European challenge," said Renzi, adding that he "respects but does not share" Prime Minister David Cameron's opinion of Jean-Claude Juncker, whose candidacy to replace Barroso he opposed. Cameron may not agree on Juncker but he does agree with the European Council's strategic document, which was voted on in a June summit in Brussels, the Italian premier said.


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