|Matteo Renzi: “Merkel and I, we understand each other very well”|
Interviewer: “But, do you speak German?”
Renzi: “It’s enough to just keep saying ‘Yes.’
|“I’ll do it all by myself!”|
From 2012, in the middle of Mario Monti’s premiership. Unelected, he became PM of Italy [2011-2013], with a cabinet of similarly unelected moneymen/technocrats. He made himself Minister of Economy as well, and introduced anti-labor austerity measures similar to what the French government is currently attempting. Cf. Monti.
Backgrounders and translation from Italian by Tom Winter