About: Mario Monti

Future EU 27-10-2017

Oettinger wants ‘pact’ between net payers and net recipients

European Commissioner for the Budget Günther Oettinger arrives in Sofia on Friday (27 October), as part of a tour opening the debate on future EU finances.
Politics 04-04-2017

Commission appoints seven new Special Advisers

The Commission published today (4 April) an updated list of its Special Advisers, which have been appointed from 1 April 2017 until 31 March 2018, featuring seven new names.
Economy & Jobs 03-03-2017

Monti: Germany and France caused the economic crisis

The economic crisis in the EU was caused by the two “most revered parents” of the euro, Germany and France, which in 2003 did not comply with the stability pact, Mario Monti said today (3 March).
Euro & Finance 11-01-2017

Monti group challenges the ‘juste retour’ principle in EU budgeting

The ‘Monti group’ will propose new ways of budgeting for the post-2020 period on Thursday (12 January), challenging the principle of ‘juste retour’, and looking at the opportunities of abandoning the UK rebate, according to a draft report seen by EURACTIV.com.
Euro & Finance 06-12-2016

Greens pre-empt Monti group report with alternative paper

The Green/EFA group stole the show ahead of the announcement of the results of the work of the “Monti group” on own resources for the future EU budget, by tabling an alternative report focusing on “green own resources”.
Euro & Finance 19-10-2016

Obama hails Renzi’s reforms, criticises EU austerity

Barack Obama praised Matteo Renzi in a newspaper interview yesterday (18 October), endorsing the under-fire Italian Prime Minister's reform agenda ahead of his state visit to Washington and a referendum that will define his political legacy.
Euro & Finance 12-09-2016

Pan-European tax on the table after Brexit

Delegates from around the EU met in Brussels last week to discuss the possibilities for budget reform, an issue previously blocked by the United Kingdom. EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 06-07-2016

Parliament asks for EU budget hike, renews call for ‘own resources’

The European Parliament will call for an increase to the EU budget today (6 July), for 2014-2020. With the refugee crisis, faltering investment and high youth unemployment, they have no shortage of convincing arguments. EURACTIV France reports.
Public Affairs 20-01-2016

Renzi changes top envoy in Brussels

As tensions with the European Union continued, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has decided to change his top representative in Brussels.
Euro & Finance 23-10-2015

Monti: Ignoring the Greek referendum was a violation of democracy

By disregarding the resounding 'No' of the recent Greek referendum, Alexis Tsipras clearly violated democracy, said the former Italian premier, Mario Monti.
Future EU 09-02-2015

Expert group pessimistic on ‘own resources’ for EU budget

EU experts have presented a very cautious set of initial conclusions on the reform of the EU budget's "own resources", ruling away controversial plans to introduce an EU-wide tax. EURACTIV France reports
Elections 17-12-2014

Italian President hints at retiring in January

Giorgio Napolitano, Italy's 89-year-old president who helped to guarantee the country's political stability during a period of upheaval, hinted on Tuesday he might retire early next year.
Former Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti. 2013 [The Council of the European Union]
EU Priorities 2020 11-12-2014

Monti lends a hand to Juncker’s investment plan

A paper presented by former Commissioner and Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti and French liberal MEP Sylvie Goulard Wednesday (10 December) suggests ways to permanently encourage investment in the Union through an adaptation of EU rules on fiscal discipline.
Elections 14-10-2013

Monti: EU countries need grand coalitions in times of crisis

The best way to pass the difficult reforms that many EU countries need is to install a grand coalition such as the one that helped save Italy from economic disaster, former Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said at a public event on Friday (11 October).
Elections 30-04-2013

Pressing for EU change, Italy’s Letta wins confidence vote

Italy's new Prime Minister Enrico Letta won his first vote of confidence in parliament on Monday (29 April), after promising to press for a change to the European Union's focus on austerity and pursue economic growth and jobs.
Elections 16-04-2013

Italy’s Monti, Bersani inch closer to agreement on new president

Outgoing Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti and centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani moved closer to agreement on Monday (15 April) on choosing a new president, a vital step to ending the stalemate created by an inconclusive election in February.
Elections 28-02-2013

Italian crisis ‘not over yet’, Barroso warns

Italy should press ahead with reforms to improve its economic growth potential, warned EU Commission President José Manuel Barroso yesterday (27 February) after a meeting in Brussels with outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti.
Elections 20-02-2013

MEPs: Monti’s policies have fuelled euroscepticism in Italian election

Left-wing Italian lawmakers in the European Parliament are divided over the legacy of outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti ahead of a key election on 24-25 February that is marked by rising euroscepticism.
EU Priorities 2020 31-01-2013

Monti urges EU leaders to strike ‘coherent’ budget deal

Speaking in Brussels a week before EU leaders are set to find an agreement on the 2014-2020 EU budget, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti warned against a political fight which would undermine the need for more growth and jobs, at a time when fiscal consolidation and austerity measures have taken a severe toll on economic recovery.
Elections 07-01-2013

Berlusconi surges in polls ahead of February election

Italy's centre-left coalition, led by Pier Luigi Bersani, has a comfortable lead in polls less than two months before the election, but Silvio Berlusconi's party is fast raising its share of the vote, according to the latest poll published on Sunday (6 January).
Elections 02-01-2013

Italy’s Monti aims for a pro-Europe alliance with Bersani

Outgoing Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said on Monday (31 December) he was aiming to win a majority in a parliamentary election in February and would seek alliances with parties agreeing with his pro-Europe agenda.
EU Priorities 2020 14-12-2012

Monti emerges as EU summit darling

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti won praise and political backing from other EU heads of states, including Germany's Angela Merkel, at a two-day summit meeting which opened in Brussels yesterday (13 December). Some of Monti's economic ideas also gained traction, with large infrastructure investments set to be taken out of public deficit calculations.
Elections 13-12-2012

Centre-right leaders back Monti to stand in national elections

The Italian political saga took another turn after both outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti and former premier Silvio Berlusconi appeared at the European People’s Party meeting on the margins of the EU summit today (13 December) in Brussels.
Euro & Finance 11-12-2012

EU leaders back Monti’s reforms as Italy crisis hits markets

European partners urged the next Italian government on Monday (10 December) to stick to Prime Minister Mario Monti's reform agenda, after his decision to resign early and Silvio Berlusconi's return to frontline politics rattled financial markets.
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