Agence France-PresseApril 29, 2013 18:16
Italy's new Prime Minister Enrico Letta said Monday his coalition government would act fast to reverse an austerity policy he argued was killing Italy and called on Europe to become a motor for growth.
"Italy is dying from austerity alone. Growth policies cannot wait," Letta said during his inaugural speech to parliament, under the watchful gaze of European partners.
The recession-hit country, effectively rudderless since an inconclusive election in February, is under pressure to act fast to tackle social, economic and institutional ills.