Hollande: I won't accept half measures at EU summit

Monti: Merkel also seeking solutions for Union

14 June, 19:53

(ANSAmed) - ROME, JUNE 14 - At the forthcoming European council, I will not accept "half measures" said France's president Francois Hollande, calling for the adoption of "stable, lasting, effective measures with sufficienct resources" to safeguard the single currency from speculation.

"There is a willingness to act," in the G20 to make, "growth our objective," President Hollande told a joint press conference held with Premier Mario Monti, pointing out, however, that this would not involve questioning fiscal discipline.

"I know that Chancellor Merkel, like myself and President Hollande and the other heads of state, is always seeking solutions for Europe," Premier Monti said at the end of the meeting with Hollande. "I have had a few months more than President Hollande to talk with Chancellor Merkel, and I have always found great common interest in finding better solutions, both from the point of view of growth and that of stability. I do not believe that some member states are standing still while others have to move".(ANSAmed).

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