Martedì, 16 Ottobre 2018

Italy is not 'adrift' after election, says president


(see related story on Monti)
Berlin, February 28 - Italian President Giorgio
Napolitano said Thursday that Italy's was not "adrift" after its
general election failed to produce a clear winner.
He also said he did not see any danger of political
gridlock in Rome reigniting the eurozone crisis.
"Italy is not adrift and I don't see any risk of contagion
because to be contagious you have to get an illness and we don't
have an illness," Napolitano told a press conference after
meeting his German counterpart Joachim Gauck during a visit to
The Italian head of state pointed out that outgoing Premier
Mario Monti's government would stay in power until a new
administration was sworn in.
He also said Italy would respect its commitments to the
European Union, including deficit and debt pledges, whoever
heads the next Rome administration.
"Italy cannot fail to pursue the great European road and so
it must take its responsibilities and do its part in terms of
sacrifices," Napolitano said.

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