Italy and Spain wonâ€™t request bailouts unless a new surge in bond yields leaves them shut out of markets as no government will voluntarily accept conditions imposed for the aid, a senior Italian government official said.
â€œThere wonâ€™t be any nation that voluntarily, with a preemptive move, even if rationally justified, would go to an international body and say — â€˜I give up my national sovereignty,â€™ â€ Gianfranco Polillo, undersecretary of finance, said in an interview in Rome late yesterday. â€œI rule it out for Italy and for any other country.â€
Italian and Spanish 10-year bond yields have dropped more than 1 percentage point since European Central Bank President Mario Draghi first signaled on Aug. 2 that the bank would buy debt of distressed euro-region nations in tandem with the European Unionâ€™s bailout funds. Photographer: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg
The program â€œwill be activated only when the single countries have the water up to their necks,â€ Polillo said.
Via – Bloomberg
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