Former Italian president Carlo Ciampi dies

  • 16/09/2016
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi (Reuters)
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi (Reuters)

Former Italian president, prime minister and central bank governor Carlo Azeglio Ciampi has died at the age of 95.

Mr Ciampi had played a key role in guiding the country into the European single currency.

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi praised Mr Ciampi as a man who had worked tirelessly for Italy and had served the country "with passion".