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Italy PM Renzi Wins Strong Backing From Obama

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March 27, 2014 AT 9:44 AM
U.S. President Barack Obama visited the Colosseum in the latest stop on his European tour on Thursday, calling the ancient Roman arena "remarkable, unbelievable." The President was almost as lavish in his praise for Italy's 39-year-old Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Renzi, Italy's youngest ever prime minister, has set an ambitious agenda of economic and constitutional reforms, to help the Eurozone's third-largest economy recover from its longest recession since World War Two. Obama said during an hour-long joint news conference in Rome, "I want to say that I've just been impressed by the energy and vision that Matteo's bringing to his position."