Renzi says world needs Europe,EU must be more daring-update2
08 Maggio 2015
(ANSA) - Florence, May 8 - Premier Matteo Renzi said
Friday that the world needed a strong Europe and urged the EU to
be more daring.
"There's a great need for Europe in the world and Europe
must be more daring," Renzi told the State of the Union
conference at Florence's Palazzo Vecchio, calling on the
participants to work to recover the true spirit of Europe.
The premier also compared the EU to a "student of great
talent who does not apply himself" complaining about relatively
low growth rates and high unemployment levels.
"The EU's margins of action are extraordinary, but we
don't manage to take all the opportunities...
"Fifteen years ago, Europe depicted itself as the
continent that would be the most competitive on the planet.
Today we can make an appraisal and say that's not the case.
"Europe is the continent that grows the least".