Renzi says Italy will respect EU commitments
Commission stresses Rome must abide by Stability Pact13 March, 17:19
"We have to make it possible for Europe to be a Europe of the people and of the citizens, not just of limitations," Renzi told a conference on Europe in the Lower House.
"We have to get away from the leap-year concept of Europe, in which every four or five years we vote (in European elections) and then for the rest of the time the technicians handle Europe". He also reiterated that his government, which was sworn in last month, wants to put Italy's public finances in order not to keep the EU happy, but "because our children ask us to".