Elizaveta Isakova. Italy considers it necessary to stabilize relations between Russia And the EU to work in the energy sector at the beginning of the presidency of Rome in the European Union in the 2nd part of 2014, said Tuesday at a press conference in Rome the Minister of Finance of the country pier Carlo Padoan.
He said that economic growth in Europe is the main theme of the Italian presidency over the EU. But the More important question, which will be included in the agenda will be " performance in the energy sector ".
" This is the sector where it is very important that relations between Russia And the European Union were strengthened And stabilized ", - has shown Minister.
He also showed that the relations of Italy And Russia continue to evolve in a positive way, in spite of the punishment imposed by Western countries against capital of Russia because of the situation around Ukraine.
" I believe that today, as before, the economic relations between Russia And Italy are developing in a positive way. And I wish that these relationships have helped out of the critical situation, which today has involved the Russian Federation And International diplomacy, " said He.
Italy from July 1, 2014 for six months will occupy an armchair of the head of the European Union, succeeding in this post Greece.