Reiterates, defends "stupid" comment on "Pact"

The thumping "Yes" vote in the Irish referendum, paving the way for the enlargement of the EU, did not let European Commission President Romano Prodi take a breather as he came out with some hard-knocking statements on the "Stability and Growth Pact."
Addressing the European Parliament, Prodi said: "...I am a firm believer in the value of the rules that underpin the EMU and the pact." But then he went on to explain his earlier assertion that the...

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