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EU confident new Italian govt will continue on Europe path

Italy always a staunch supporter of integration, Barroso says

14 February, 16:24
EU confident new Italian govt will continue on Europe path (ANSA) - Brussels, February 14 - Italy has always been a staunch supporter of European integration and that won't likely change with a new premier, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso said Friday. "Generally, Italy has always been very loyal towards the European project", Barroso said in response to questions about the latest political changes in Italy.

Earlier in the day, Enrico Letta resigned as premier, clearing the way for Democratic Party (PD) leader Matteo Renzi to take the position.

"The commission remains confident about Italy's will and its capacity of continuing with reforms," to the struggling economy, Barroso said.

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