Mario Draghi will become Italy's new PM; EU weighs Myanmar reaction

Mario Draghi Will Become Italy’s New PM | EU Weighs Myanmar Reaction | Europe In :60 | GZERO Media

Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden, with the view from Europe:

What's happening in Italy and can Mario Draghi fix it?

Mario Draghi will now take over political leadership of Italy as prime minister. That's a very major development. He has a lot of credibility in Europe, certainly, but also in Italy. And I think that he will now have a political momentum for at least a couple of months that I hope that he can use to press through some of these fundamental economic and other reforms that Italy and equally Europe so desperately needs. It's a very major development indeed.


Second question, how is the EU reacting to the coup in Myanmar?

It's still early. I mean, there is the condemnation of the coup. Needless to say, the concerns for the human rights situation. But what is happening is that there is discussion where the sanctions is the best way of going forward and consultation not only with the US naturally, but also, I think with regional partners to see which is the best way forward in this difficult situation.

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