Tuesday, 27 January 2015 02:29
"An entire continent is following the Greek political developments."
Renzi has often called on the European Union to focus more on growth than austerity as he struggles to cut Italy's 2-trillion-euro debt pile amid the third recession in six years. Greece's debt crisis threatened to topple Italy into default in 2011 as it forced borrowing costs in the euro zone periphery to soar.
All that makes Renzi a possible ally of the new Greek prime minister who won office pledging to renegotiate a 240-billion-euro bailout deal with creditors.
The 40-year-old Renzi is same age as Tsipras, and both leaders come from left-wing parties.