August 18, 2016
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande on an Italian island on Monday (22 August) to discuss the EU’s way forward after Britain’s shock vote to quit the bloc.
The gathering on the island of Ventotene comes three weeks before an informal EU summit in Bratislava, which is to be held without Britain and is intended to map out a post-Brexit course for the European Union.
Renzi chose the small island off Naples as the meeting place for Monday’s talks because of the role Ventotene played in the EU’s founding history, the Italian government said in a statement Wednesday.
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