Italy heads into this week’s EU summit with arguably a renewed sense of its role and purpose in Europe. But the Italian economy is still suffering from a lack of economic growth, low consumer spending, and high borrowing costs.
Italy’s technocrat Prime Minister Mario Monti is expected to push his European partners in Brussels to back new strategies for growth. But, a failure to achieve anything tangible could weaken his position in Italy’s Parliament, where support for Monti is already wavering.
To get a clearer picture of what is at stake for Italy during the upcoming EU summit, we spoke to Daniel Gros, the Director of the Centre for European Policy Studies.
To see the full interview, click on the video link above.