It is I who hold the accounts ” : the head of the Italian government Giuseppe Conte has tersely responded to the German chancellor Angela Merkel, who has led the Saturday european countries to use all the instruments of EU’s recovery, including the stability Mechanism (ESM).

“Nothing has changed in regards to the opinions of Angela Merkel, but it is me, with M. Gualtieri (editor’s note : the minister of the Economy) and the accountants of the State, which will hold the accounts” of Italy, said Giuseppe Conte. “We are preparing a recovery plan for Italy that we will present in September “, added the head of the government at a press conference that was devoted to the back-to-school in Italy.