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Brexit would hurt Britain more than Europe: Italian PM

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Brexit would hurt Britain more than Europe: Italian PM
Matteo Renzi (R) with British Prime Minister David Cameron in 2014. Photo: AFP
13:21 CEST+02:00
Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Friday that a British exit from the EU would be more harmful to Britons than the 28-nation bloc.

Speaking on the sidelines of the International Economic Forum in St Petersburg, Renzi told the Russian news agency, Tass: “Of course it would be a problem, but it would be a small problem for Europe and a much larger one for Britain."

The premier has also expressed his dismay over the fatal stabbing and shooting of British Labour MP, Jo Cox, on Thursday. The 41-year-old was a prominent campaigner for the UK to stay in the EU.

“It's a horrible act of hatred that casts a shadow over the hearts of all of us,” Renzi said. “This hatred will never prevail, in Britain or elsewhere.”

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