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Monti's staff on EU commission payroll

25.01.13 @ 14:52

  1. By EUOBSERVER

An EU commission spokesman Friday confirmed that Elisabetta Olivi, the spokeswoman of Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, is a national expert whose salary is being paid for by the EU commission. Another Monti advisor is also on the EU payroll. They both gave "oral reassurances" to respect EU rules.