German Chancellor Angela Merkel tells Italy: euro zone rules must frame economic discussions
Commenting on the situation in Italy, the most heavily indebted country in the euro zone after Greece, Merkel said: "We should talk with every government but we have principles within the euro area and of course there will be difficult questions." Asked whether she was concerned by the situation in Italy, Merkel said during a conference in Berlin: "Look, when there were elections in Greece and Alexis Tsipras was made premier, there were many questions on the table."
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she would work with any coalition government formed in Italy, but she also warned that any discussions on economic policy would have to be within the rules governing the euro zone. Image source: Reuters