He said weak governments are a recipe for European break-up.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has urged Italy’s European partners to take more active steps to overcome the financial crisis in the eurozone.
“The tension which sprang up in the eurozone in recent years is beginning to look like Europe’s psychological disintegration,” he said in his interview with Der Spiegel.
Monti believes that if the euro becomes a disintegration factor, Europe as a financial project will collapse.
At the same time, the Italian prime minister recommended the heads of the EU’s national governments to make decisions independently from their countries’ parliaments. “If the governments are tied by their parliaments’ decisions, the lack of freedom of action will result in Europe’s breakdown, rather than deeper integration,” Monti said.