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The government is aware that (Mediaset) operates in an important sector but it does not have and cannot activate any instrument.
Putting this into practice will be long and complicated, we aren't hiding that, but it is a strategic and fundamental decision.
Today marks an important day for Monte dei Paschi, a day that sees it turn a corner and be able to reassure its depositors.
(There are) two fundamental objectives for us. The first is to protect savings as far as possible. The other is to make our banking system stronger and more solid.
This is a precautionary measure. The authorisation is for up to 20 billion euros. We will see if it is necessary. Anyway, we saw it as our duty to prepare this intervention to 'save saving.
The government has always followed very closely Telecom Italia's issues.
To consider a sector as important does not mean to interfere, unless it is one of those cases when you can use a golden share.
I want to say very clearly that the government is ready to intervene in order to guarantee the stability of banks and the savings of our citizens.
Overall sentiment has improved on expectations that the new government could support the banking sector and help Monte dei Paschi raise capital from private investors. I hope they will not waste this crisis and clean up their non-performing loans.
During the negotiations, we noted the reluctance of the opposition parties to share the responsibilities of the new government. Therefore, we are not doing this by choice, but rather because we have the duty to do it. And so, we will proceed with the government and the current majority.
Saying that there is a risk of an authoritarian regime in Italy where obviously the risk is of a bureaucracy, non-functioning, too slow process of legislation.
And this is the reason why the approval of our constitutional reforms through the referendum is so important.
It's the first time that those things discussed for 30 years were decided by the parliament and the reform now has to be confirmed by a referendum.
We had a completely different economic and financial environment in Italy at this time.
But in the case they win, they win. This is democracy.
We got a few hopeful signals in September from the Egyptian judicial authorities, and the Rome prosecutor interpreted that as some willingness to collaborate.
We had bet on the possibility that Russia would make a positive contribution towards finding a solution to the Syrian crisis, having a positive influence on Assad's regime. Especially after the last few weeks we must realise that's not been the case.
Thank you to all those Italians of Islamic religion who direct their communities along the path of courage against fundamentalism.
We have identified nine (Italians) killed, there is another person who is missing and could be hiding himself or could be among wounded people ... we are looking for him.
The international court has already ruled in our favour (first time in August) and now I believe that when the merits of the case are studied the international court will rule in our favour again. In the end, the arguments given by Latorre and Girone, will prevail. It will take a bit 'of time, but they will prevail.
Without any doubt, Europe is going through one of its hardest moments since its foundation around 60 years ago – what with the combination of migration flows, terrorist threats, the challenge of the UK referendum and the protracted consequences of the financial and economic crisis.
We all repeated that we don't need triumphalism, that we must continue our commitment in Iraq, a military commitment to take other cities and important areas from ISIL, and make more efforts to consolidate the freed areas militarily and economically.
We maintained a good level of contact, so we can say today, Italy is not returning to Iran, as our institutions, our companies, never really left the country.
We are not looking at simple reactivation of our cooperation with Iran, but rather a comprehensive relaunch of a strategic alliance.
Regarding the repatriation of people arriving, we can obtain good results.
The government doesn't intervene in the market; but it does point out there is a public interest here: a challenge that Italy's corporate and financial world should respond to.