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Italian PM names Vittorio Grilli new finance minister

07-12-2012 17:05 BJT

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Italian Prime Minister, Mario Monti, has named Vittorio Grilli as the country’s finance minister. The move comes as Monti continues to struggle to push forward measures both in Italy and Europe that can pull Italy out of its economic crisis.

The new Finance Minister was born in Milan in 1957. He graduated Bocconi University with a degree in Economy, and has a Ph.D. in Economics from New York’s University of Rochester. Grilli also spent four years teaching Economics at Yale University in the United States.

In November 2011, he was named deputy Finance Minister with Monti’s government and had before held the job of Treasury director-general under Silvio Berlusconi.

FILE In this May 16, 2012 file photo, Italian Premier Mario Monti, left, talks with
Economy vice-minister Vittorio Grilli at a meeting in Rome. Italy's Deputy Finance
Minister. On Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Mario Monti relinquished the finance minister's
post, handing it over to the ministry's No. 2, Grilli, who already has filled in for
Monti at several EU finance ministry meetings so the premier could tend to government
matters. (AP Photo/Mauro Scrobogna, Lapresse, file) ITALY OUT


Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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