EC must not be shortsighted says Gozi

'Constructive criticism' from Italy

(ANSA) - Rome, January 19 - Undersecretary for European Affairs Sandro Gozi said Tuesday that the European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker "rightly wants to have a political profile, and that means not having a short-sighted and rigid approach in the application of the rules". He said that Italy's criticism of the EC was "always constructive", aimed at "Europe proceeding more quickly towards a new beginning". According to Gozi, "Italy is posing issues that concern the need for change consistent with what all the governments have evoked".

Gozi added that three billion euros in aid to Turkey for coping with a migrant crisis should come from the EU and not member States.