EU president has 'full confidence' in Italy's commitment
Country's growth prospects will increase if it persists on path28 February, 15:11
In a joint press release issued after meeting outgoing Italian Premier Mario Monti, Van Rompuy and Monti said that "Structural reforms so far applied in Italy have helped re-establish markets' confidence and its international credibility".
If Italy continues along this path, the reforms "will significantly increase the country's growth prospects," the leaders said in their joint statement.
Monti met with Van Rompuy following his attendance of the EU's European Competition Forum.