Italy PM Matteo Renzi says after Brexit EU must become ‘more just and human’

By: | Published: June 24, 2016 1:53 PM

'We have to change it to make it more human and more just, but Europe is our home, it's our future,' Matteo Renzi said in a tweet.

Matteo Renzi spoke with French President Francois Hollande by telephone on EU. (Reuters)Matteo Renzi spoke with French President Francois Hollande by telephone on EU. (Reuters)

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Friday called for the European Union to change direction following Britain’s vote to leave the bloc.

“We have to change it to make it more human and more just, but Europe is our home, it’s our future,” Renzi said in a tweet.

Also read: If Britain leaves Europe, it is forever: Italy’s PM Matteo Renzi

During the morning, Renzi spoke with French President Francois Hollande by telephone, sources in the prime minister’s office said.

Global financial markets plunged after referendum results showed a near 52-48 percent split for leaving.

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