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Italian minister rules out euro exit

AFP ROME (AFP-Jiji) — The new Italian economy minister, Giovanni Tria, on Sunday emphatically ruled out an exit from the single currency, saying Italy will remain part of the eurozone.

“The position of this government is clear and unanimous. There are no discussions taking place about any proposal to leave the euro,” Tria said in an interview with major daily Corriere Della Sera.

The new coalition — led by the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and nationalist League — has repeatedly said it wants to be part of the economic bloc since publishing its policy program last month, in an attempt to allay fears in Brussels about previous anti-euro attacks from both parties.

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