Visco hits out at lack of ‘cohesion’ among Europe’s political leaders

ECB governing council member calls for targeted structural reforms in euro area

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The governor of the Bank of Italy, Ignazio Visco, has called for "country-specific" and "area-specific" "structural changes" in the eurozone, to bolster productivity and help reignite passion to drive towards further economic integration. In a rare attack, Visco also hits out at the lack of "cohesion" from Europe's leaders, in an interview with, to be published on November 10.

Visco says he is worried "fatigue" has set into long-standing efforts to build the economic and

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