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Berlusconi cheered by econ reforms, worried by defence cuts

'Waiting to see concrete provisions'

17 March, 19:46
Berlusconi cheered by econ reforms, worried by defence cuts (see related) (ANSA) - Rome, March 17 - Silvio Berlusconi, three-time premier and head of the center-right opposition Forza Italia (FI) party, said Monday he approved of a package of economic reforms launched by the government, but said his party was "worried" about cuts to defence. "We are paying close attention to the package of measures put in place by the government and we will watch to see if they turn into concrete provisions," said Berlusconi. "The announced public-spending reform is also welcomed, but we are worried about cuts to security".

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