DUBLIN Feb 28 European Commission President
Jose Manuel Barroso on Thursday said he was confident that
Italy's next government would honour its commitments and would
not derail growing confidence in the euro zone.
Investors are nervous over whether the political gridlock
that emerged from the Italian elections could hurt euro zone
growth, and if support from the European Central Bank for a
nation in trouble can be used if there's no workable government.
"I'm confident that Italy will honour its commitments,"
Barosso told reporters on the sidelines of a conference in
"I'm quite confident that the government that will come from
these elections will not undermine the positive climate of
confidence that has been building up," he said.