ROME: Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said on Tuesday he and Europe are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel of problems for the euro.
"Decidedly yes," he said in answer to a question on Italian sate radio RAI. "It is a tunnel but ... some light is appearing at the end of the tunnel. We and the rest of Europe are approaching the end of the tunnel."
He said the decisions taken at last month's EU summit were starting to show fruit.
"We are now seeing the results both in the willingness of European institutions as well as from the governments of individual countries, including Germany ...," he said.
Monti, who leaves later on Tuesday to start a trip to France, Finland and Spain, said he hopes his meeting with French President Francois Hollande will accelerate moves to strengthen the euro and spur growth.
He also said he was confident that Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy would be able to tackle the country's problems.