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Enrico Letta

Date and place of birth: August 20, 1966, Pisa
Current position: dean of the International Affairs school at the elite Sciences Po university in Paris.
Previous: prime minister of Italy from 2013 to 2014.
Education: graduated from Pisa University in Political sciences
What you should know: Enrico Letta was Italian prime minister for just 10 months, from April 2013 to February 2014, when he was ousted after losing an internal battle within his centre-left Democratic party. Letta led a "big coalition" (grande coalizione) with the centre-left Democratic party, the centre-right People of Freedom and the centrist Civic Choice. After an arm wrestling match with Matteo Renzi, called "the rottamatore" ("the demolition man"), Letta resigned as prime minister. Letta has announced his resignation from the Italian parliament to become dean of the International Affairs school at the elite Sciences Po university in Paris, and released a book in Italy called “Going together, Going Far” on his time in office.

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    Behind the EU youth employment summit in Milan lurks a dangerous boomerang for Prime Minister Renzi

    by Gerardo Pelosi

    IT
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    The third high-level conference on youth employment that opens today in Milan, following similar events in Berlin and Paris in 2013, risks becoming a dangerous boomerang for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Last year's decision by former Prime Minister Enrico Letta to ensure Italy an equally high profile in the Franco-German employment program was revisited by Italy’s new leader with a more attentive eye to internal political dynamics (see the Jobs Act labor reform) and to ...