Spanish Minister for Economy and Competitiveness Luis de Guindos (R) and European Union Economic and Monetary Affairs commissioner Olli Rehn (L) give a press conference in Madrid on January 28, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU
European Union Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn meets Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti at Palazzo Chigi on November 25, 2011 in Rome, Italy. The Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti reiterated the commitment to achieve the objectives set, especially reaching a balanced budget by 2013. Rehn also mentioned in his address that on November 29 the first assessment by EU experts on Italy's performance since the implementation of their austerity measures would be due.