Visit of José Manuel Barroso to Milan: joint press briefing with Mario Monti
Type: Complete press conference
End production: 17/03/2012 First transmission: 16/03/2012
On 17 March 2012, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, held discussions with Mario Monti, President of the Council of Ministers of Italy and Minister of Economy and Finance. They held a joint press briefing following their meeting.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Arrival of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and Mario Monti, President of the Council of Ministers of Italy and Minister of Economy and Finance: Statement by Mario Monti (in ITALIAN) that José Manuel Barroso will pay a visit to Rome in the near future; the Italian government attaches great importance to collaboration with the EU; on their meeting and some of the topics that were discussed: Italian economic policy, labour market reform, structural reforms important for the competitiveness of Italy, the next objectives set for Italy by the European Commission; on the importance of bilateral contacts.
||Statement by José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH translated into ITALIAN) that one of the reasons why tensions within the euro area have eased is increased confidence in Italy; congratulating Mario Monti and his government as well as the Italian people for the indispensable reforms undertaken; on the reform of the labour market; any reform must be in line with the "flexicurity" approach; on the importance of reaching an agreement on the next EU budget in order to achieve the growth target; on his confidence in Italy’s collaboration to this end.