EU members exhorted to respect budget recommendations
(AGI) Brussels, Oct 1 - European states "must comply with thecountry-specific recommendations" that were approved by the EUCouncil, on a proposal from the Commission, said SimonO'Connor, the spokesman for Commissioner for Economic andFinancial Affairs, on Wednesday. Without commentingspecifically on the recent public finance announcements fromItaly and France, he continued: "The commitments made by Statestowards the others are shared and the role of the commission isto say whether the draft budget put states on track to meetthese commitments." . .