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Brussels, 30 April 2013

Message of congratulations of President Barroso to the new Prime Minister of Italy, Mr Enrico Letta

On behalf of the European Commission and on my own behalf, I would like to congratulate you on your appointment as Prime Minister and on the formation of a new government which has obtained the full confidence of the Italian parliament.

The launch of this new phase in Italian politics and the start of work by your government come at a crucial time for European integration and I am very happy to be able to rely on your contribution, in particular with respect to the continuation of the process of the economic, monetary and political integration of the European Union.

I am also certain that I can rely on your commitment to carry on the process of necessary reforms so that together Europe’s citizens are able to cope with the challenges posed by the crisis by working towards restoring growth and jobs.

Personally, I am convinced that relations between your new government and the European Commission will prove to be rewarding and constructive, as, moreover, has traditionally been the case with your country.

I wish you every success with your newly assumed responsibilities.

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