ROME, April 30 Italy must re-negotiate the
public finance commitments it has given to European partners,
centre-right leader and former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
said on Tuesday.
Italy's newly installed coalition government led by Prime
Minister Enrico Letta is dependent on Berlusconi's People of
Freedom party (PDL) for its survival.
"We have to go to Europe ... to re-negotiate the deficit
commitments that we made," Berlusconi told reporters in
Berlusconi also said the government must abolish an
unpopular housing tax, which Letta has promised to suspend but
not scrap, or the PDL would withdraw its backing.