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Berlusconi Met EU’s Van Rompuy, Barroso Before Brussels Summit

October 26, 2011

Oct. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi met with European Union President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Barroso today before an EU summit in Brussels.

During the 15-minute meeting, the three leaders discussed a letter from Berlusconi that outlines his plan for structural reforms intended to boost Italian economic growth.

The EU increased pressure on Berlusconi this week to say how he’ll reach budget-reduction targets.

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