Italy euro exit is not on agenda, finance minister says

Financial Times, Jun 11, 2018
by James Politi

Italy’s finance minister has said the new government was “clear and unanimous” in its desire to keep the country inside the euro, as he sought to reassure EU officials and investors about Rome’s economic policies. 

“We are not discussing any proposal to exit the euro. The government is determined to avoid the materialisation of market conditions that push us towards an exit in any way,” Giovanni Tria, told Corriere della Sera, the Italian daily, on Sunday. 

Mr Tria was making his first extensive remarks since taking office this month as part of a “ government of change” led by the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the far-right League.

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