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    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said that British students must have the European citizenship and the European passports.

    ROME (Sputnik) — Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Tuesday British youths should be issued EU passports to study in European universities, in an interview with CNN.

    Britain’s vote to leave the European Union last Thursday revealed a deep generation gap, with more than 70 percent of under 25-year-olds voting to remain and 60 percent of over-65s backing Brexit.

    "The people who study in European universities, in my view, must have the European citizenship and the European passports, so I’m ready to create some initiatives for the people who come from the UK," Renzi said.

    Renzi said he discussed this possibility at Monday’s trilateral meeting in Berlin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande.

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