Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi stepped up his attacks against other European Union leaders after an EU summit in Bratislava which he said amounted to “a nice cruise on the Danube.” Renzi said he was dissatisfied with its closing statement, after he was excluded from a joint news conference by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande. Source Reuters
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Leader of the VVD Halbe Zijlstra expects the euro no longer exist in a few years. He would at least have told opinion maker Jort Kelder and journalist Arno Wellens. Zijlstra itself can remember little of the conversation. Source RTL
Ambassador says Italian parliament’s investigations into NGOs is ‘a routine exercise carried by two parliamentary committees’ and that there’s no ‘hidden agenda’ Source Malta Today
A referendum through which the people of the Kurdistan Region to decide whether they want to stay with Iraq or separate and establish a state of their own will be held this year, says Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani. Source Rudaw