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Meeting with Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti

EC

Ahead of next week's European Council, President Barroso and Prime Minister Monti had an informal exchange of views to help facilitate an agreement among Member States and EU institutions on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-20.

Both underlined that the MFF is an important tool for investment, for growth and jobs, and for solidarity in Europe for the next 7 years and that any agreement among Member States requires the consent of the European Parliament.