Italy wants common European defence after Brussels attacks

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi speaks during a press statement following the blasts at Brussels airport on March 22, 2016 in RomeItaly’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi called Tuesday for a “European pact for freedom and security” following the attacks in Brussels claimed by the Islamic State group that killed around 35 people. “Today they hit Belgium, but they also hit the capital of the European Union,” Renzi said in a speech, vowing that “it will take months, perhaps years, but we will beat them”. “Europe must go all the way this time.

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