Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk


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Presented by Steve Bloomfield, this is Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show featuring interviews with political leaders and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the day.


Renzi’s gamble

September 3rd, 2016

Episode 189 of 204 episodes

Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi has called a referendum on his country’s constitution. But while most Italians agree that change is needed, polls suggest that Renzi may lose. Why? The economy is in trouble, corruption remains rampant and Renzi is no longer as popular as he once was. Is this it for Europe’s one-time golden boy or will Renzi’s gamble pay off?