Germany, France, Italy seek ways to restore EU after Brexit

(VOVworld) – Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande on Monday to urge the 27 members of the EU to find “new breath” ahead of September’s EU summit in Bratislava, Slovakia, after Britain’s vote to leave the bloc.

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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and French President Francois Hollande pose on the Italian aircraft carrier Garibaldi, August 22, 2016. (Photo: REUTERS)

Speaking at a press conference on board Italian aircraft carrier Garibaldi after a closed meeting with the leaders of Germany and Italy. President Francois Hollande said the biggest threat to the EU countries is divisiveness and selfishness. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said the EU would not be broken apart by the Brexit. The leaders recommended strong measures to boost growth and fight against unemployment among the youth. The Italian Prime Minister asked EU countries to follow an austere fiscal policy and balance their budgets. On this issue, German Chancellor Merkel said the deal on stabilizing the EU’s budget would result in smarter budgets.