Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi speaking at the first day of school at the Pino Puglisi Institute  in Palermo,on Monday. Renzi told parliament yesterday that the government’s reform package Italy’s ‘last chance’ to combat its chronic economic decline. Photograph: EPA

Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi has called his government’s 1,000-day reform package Italy’s “last chance” to combat its chronic economic decline(...)

Pascal Saint-Amans: “What puts Ireland in jeopardy is the perception that Ireland charges 2 per cent.” Photograph: Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland has given “smart and constructive assistance” to a developing international plan for preventing multinationals escaping paying corporation tax(...)