Italian Prime Minister, Mario Monti, insisted today the executive thereof to support the creation of the joint debt of euro countries, the so-called Eurobonds, which, he says, will soon “long time” to arrive.
In a press conference in Rome after meeting with Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas, Monti opted to take place in the European Union a policy that promotes growth, but “fully consistent” with fiscal discipline.
“Italy is in a favorable light, when the time is right, and we believe this will in no long time-the creation of Eurobonds and anything that strengthens preparation for profitable investments,” said Italian Prime Minister .
“We stressed the importance for Italy of a policy for investment in the EU as a means of growth,” the technocrat prime minister, who said this last should be “fully consistent” with budgetary discipline. In the mean time the housing market and properties for sale in France has been in decline during the last three months.
During a forum with young people also held Thursday in Rome, Monti predicted an “acceleration” within the European Union in managing the possible birth of Eurobonds, then, after having discussed yesterday at the informal summit of EU leaders in Brussels can no longer “be off the table.”
“I think there will be an acceleration behind the thoughts of last night’s European headquarters. Not a matter of months, but not five or ten years (…) The issue can no longer get off the table when I raise on the table countries like Italy or France, “said Italian Prime Minister.
Monti, who spoke of the possibility of allocating 8,000 million euros in Italy to combat youth unemployment, further stated that if at the time of birth of the euro had been fiscal discipline demands that have been agreed now, the conditions of young people today “would be better.”
The European ex-commissary also spoke of economic growth, something that can not be in Italy but also occurs in the rest of Europe, a “complex operation”, he said.
“Things can and should be promoted and Italy has regained credibility so that citizens, political forces and the government have done in recent months to contribute effectively to redefine the EU policies. We really started the phase participation in the ‘grow-Europe’ “he said.
“They are necessary, he added, structural reforms and increased demand for reviving the economy. If a country acting alone and, despite policies to execute incisive, had accumulated a debt in the past very high, could be exposed, given the market turmoil, tension that could stop his efforts in vain. ”
Last night, after the Brussels summit, Monti explained that most EU countries support the joint debt issuance in Europe, although there are still some nations reluctant, especially in northern Europe.
“Virtually all (countries) have expressed an opinion, the majority for” on Eurobonds, Monti said, but acknowledged that it is an issue that will need a “slow and laborious preparation.”
“The issue is clearly on the table, there is consensus among countries that are in the euro area and others not, like Britain,” the Italian prime minister, who was optimistic to say that the debate is progressing, albeit slowly.