Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi (centre) with Angela Merkel and François Hollande talk of EU co-operation on the aircraft carrier Garibaldi. Photograph: Remo Casilli/Reuters

Speaking from the small Mediterranean island of Ventotene, near Naples, on Monday, Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi, German chancellor Angela Merke(...)

Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi, German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president François  Hollande are meeting on the island of Ventotene off the coast of Naples. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The leaders of the euro zone’s three largest countries will meet on a small southern Italian island today for talks on the European Union following Br(...)