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EU praises Italy's deficit cutting, says must stay course

Commission will keep monitoring developments

EU praises Italy's deficit cutting, says must stay course

(ANSA) - Brussels, September 21 - The European Commission on Friday praised Italy's efforts to cut its budget deficit but said the country must stay on the course of fiscal discipline and structural reform. ANSA sources at the Commission said Italy had done well to reduce its deficit after Premier Mario Monti said on Thursday that the government was committed to achieving a structurally balanced budget - within 0.5% of GDP - next year at the presentation of its economic blueprint for the next two years. But the sources stressed that it is "important that Italy maintains the same determination" in pressing ahead with economic reforms and that the Commission would continue to monitor developments closely.

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