The risks of Italy's austerity measures as economy slows


Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti will meet UK Prime Minister David Cameron in Downing Street on Wednesday for talks on the Euro debt crisis.

Mr Monti, who was appointed to the job without an election, after Silvio Berlusconi resigned, arrives just days after his country's credit rating was downgraded.

The BBC's Europe Editor Gavin Hewitt looks at the risks of budget cuts at a time when the Italian economy is slowing down sharply.

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.