Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said his country would retain independent political authority even if it gets aid under European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s bond-buying program, according to a CNN interview.
“I hope therefore that, number one, we will not need to ask for the use of that instrument,” Monti said late yesterday in a televised interview in New York. “But secondly, if we had to, that is devised in such a way that it would not amount to a surrender of sovereignty.”
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