EU always confident in Italy, says Barroso

(AGI) Strasbourg, July 2 - Speaking in Strasbourg, thePresident of the European Commission Jose' Manuel Barroso saidthat when at the end of 2011, "Italy was very close tofinancial disaster," the European Commission "remained firm anddetermined always showing confidence in Italy." Barroso addedthat he is very proud of the choices made by Italy and that thecountry has overcome the problem, reiterating that Europe needs"a strong Italy." . .

(AGI) Strasbourg, July 2 - Speaking in Strasbourg, thePresident of the European Commission Jose' Manuel Barroso saidthat when at the end of 2011, "Italy was very close tofinancial disaster," the European Commission "remained firm anddetermined always showing confidence in Italy." Barroso addedthat he is very proud of the choices made by Italy and that thecountry has overcome the problem, reiterating that Europe needs"a strong Italy." . .