Italy to call for suspension of the EU Stability Pact as coronavirus stretches eurozone defences

Press quote (The Telegraph)
06 March 2020

“It would be very hard for the Northern Europeans to say no and be too ‘Hanseatic’ about this given the difficulties that Italy is in, and the fragility of the Italian government,” said Charles Grant from the Centre for European Reform.


“The EU thinks that this is the least bad government that is possible today in Italy and they don’t want it to collapse,” he said.