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We don't need to get homework from EU says Renzi

Resolute premier says doesn't need to reassure partners

06 March, 18:28
We don't need to get homework from EU says Renzi (see related) (ANSA) - Rome, March 6 - Premier Matteo Renzi said his government "had no reassurances to give" when asked by journalists in Brussels Thursday if he had had to reassure Italy's European partners regarding the state of Italian finances. He spoke after an emergency summit of EU leaders.

One day earlier, the European Commission warned that Italy's present budget is insufficient to correct the country's macroeconomic imbalances.

Renzi said Thursday Italy didn't need "to get homework from the EU" and "knows perfectly well what it has to do" to keep its fiscal house in order. Italy "will do it on its own for the future of our children. Basta with this constant refrain depicting Europe as the place we come to get our homework", said the new premier.