'Constant and Systemic Dialogue' Monti Clarifies Statements on National Parliaments

Responding to criticism in Berlin and Brussels, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti on Monday night watered down statements he had made to SPIEGEL claiming that leaders in the euro zone should have less consideration for parliaments.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti: "The autonomy of the parliament in relation to the executive is not up for debate."

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti: "The autonomy of the parliament in relation to the executive is not up for debate."

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