Now Italy's Monti Wants to Save Europe

Italy’s Prime Minister tells France and Germany that Europe needs growth as much as austerity
Monti, right, greets Merkel and Sarkozy at a Jan. 30 meeting in Brussels Photograph by Philippe Wojazer/Pool Photo via Bloomberg

In November, Mario Monti, the former European Union official and academic, was tapped by Italy’s President to form a government after Silvio Berlusconi’s regime crumbled. At the time, heavily indebted Italy looked like the next domino to fall.

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