Italy's constitutional referendum scheduled for 4 December is causing some controversy not only on the national level, but also on the European one.

Massimo D’Alema, president of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), and a former prime minister of Italy, took a firm position against the referendum that could cause the Italian government to step down if a ‘no’ vote prevails.

D’Alema was not the first top level Italian politician to openly oppose Prime Minister Matteo Renzi...

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