“Greece, Ireland and Portugal, the three countries where the EU/ECB/IMF bailout packages have been imposed, all had to give up part of their national sovereignty. I wish this never happens to Italy because the consequences are incalculable,” stated today prime minister of Italy Mario Monti.
According to the technocrat PM of Italy elected last November, it is of higher importance for a country open to the world to maintain a certain degree of autonomy in taking decisions. The successor of Silvio Berlusconi added, among other things, that Italy came very close to becoming a colony.
The Italian PM noted that the Italian government did not ask its people for financial discipline as part of foreign policy guidelines, but as a means to pursue a more responsible and better future.