Don’t call him Ambassador! Yes, Carlo Calenda may be Italy’s new ambassador to the European Union, but this permanent representative in Brussels is not a career diplomat.
Calenda had served as the deputy minister for economic development. He was appointed by former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta and then confirmed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
But this choice for the country’s top envoy in Brussels came as a surprise and, as usual in Italy, was criticised. Despite the criticism, howeve...

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