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Italian premier calls high-speed rail 'growth' measure

Monti says 'concrete' projects needed to flank budget discipline

03 December, 16:02
Italian premier calls high-speed rail 'growth' measure (ANSA) - Rome, December 3 - Italian Premier Mario Monti said Monday the future high-speed rail link between Lyon and Turin will contribute to badly needed economic growth in France and Italy.

"We are both convinced" that for economic growth "budget discipline" is necessary, but "at the same time not sufficient," Monti told reporters at the conclusion of a France-Italy bilateral summit in Lyon.

"Concrete initiatives are needed, like the one confirmed today, with shared political will, of the Turin-Lyon high-speed link," Monti said.