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M. Galluzzo writes today about the future of the Italian commitment in Afghanistan.
The Secretary General of NATO, Danish Anders Fogh Rasmussen, has been busy in meetings with key allies during last weeks. The goal is to obtain guarantees about what will happen after 2014, and yesterday Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti ensured that the Italian presence in the area will not end after 2014. In particular, the commitment will be to provide financial resources (to help with the rebuilding of the country) and human capital (to train the Afghan army).
Monti stressed anyway that the exact date of the withdrawal is part of the important issues which, rightly, should be considered and discussed together with other allies and taht “the specific commitment will be quantified at the appropriate time”.
Massimo Giannini comments today for La Repubblica the ongoing tough negotiation around the Labour Law Reform in Italy. Margaret Tatcher used to say “No beer or sandwiches at 10″, meaning that Downing Street in those days wasn’t a place for negotiation with Trade Unions. Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti and Labour Minister Elsa Fornero has talked a lot with them in the last few days, but the result will be the same. Italian Government show its muscles and will go on with its reform plan, in any case (link to the article here).