Italy's Renzi Says Austria `Playing With Fear' on Border Checks

  • Renzi says plan for tighter checks is electorally-motivated
  • Austria has said may send troops to Brenner Pass, a key link

Matteo Renzi

Photographer: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Austria risks reawakening the divisions of European history with its electorally-motivated plans for border-control measures at the Brenner Pass to stem any refugee flow over the alpine crossing.

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