Italian PM: 'I agree with Prime Minister Cameron' on EU

Italian prime minister Mario Monti spoke in support of David Cameron's highly-anticipated Europe speech today.

"I agree with Prime Minister Cameron, as I agree that prosperity and growth have to be priority number one for Europe," he said.

"I am confident that if there is to be a referendum one day, the UK citizens will decide to stay in the European Union and contribute to shape its future."

He added: "The European Union does not need unwilling Europeans - we desperately need willing Europeans."