September 10, 2019 / 11:08 AM / 3 months ago

EU Commissioner Gentiloni says aims to help boost growth in Europe

ROME (Reuters) - Paolo Gentiloni, the newly named European Union economic affairs commissioner, said on Tuesday he intends to contribute to relaunching growth in Europe.

In a brief statement the former Italian prime minister said his new role “is of great importance at a crucial moment for the future of the European economy”.

“First of all, I will work to help boost growth and its social and environmental sustainability,” said Gentiloni, a member of the Italy’s co-ruling Democratic Party (PD).

Reporting by Giselda Vagnoni, editing by Gavin Jones

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