Italy`s Monti aims to stay until 2013

PM-designate Mario Monti will Tuesday meet the leaders of Italy`s biggest two parties to discuss the "many sacrifices" needed to reverse a collapse in market confidence.

Euro zone debt deal tackles symptoms not cause

The complex agreement reached in Brussels in the early hours of Thursday lends credence to the view that the euro zone will somehow muddle through. But it is not the Grand Plan that optimists had hoped for: what was the 14th summit in less than two years to tackle the crisis will not be the last.