"Paris is Paris", says Italian minister at Eurogroup

(AGI) Milan, Sept 12 - A French request for a two-year delay tomeet the 3 percent debt-to-GDP target was met with the reply"Paris is Paris" by Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan.His comment, while attending a Eurogroup meeting, wasinterpreted as repeating the message that Italy will fulfillits commitments. He said France's situation is on the agendafor meetings on Friday and Saturday. "It's normal to discussthe situation of many countries in the Eurogroup and intomorrow's Ecofin [Economic and Financial Affairs Council]meeting," he said. (AGI) . .

(AGI) Milan, Sept 12 - A French request for a two-year delay tomeet the 3 percent debt-to-GDP target was met with the reply"Paris is Paris" by Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan.His comment, while attending a Eurogroup meeting, wasinterpreted as repeating the message that Italy will fulfillits commitments. He said France's situation is on the agendafor meetings on Friday and Saturday. "It's normal to discussthe situation of many countries in the Eurogroup and intomorrow's Ecofin [Economic and Financial Affairs Council]meeting," he said. (AGI) . .