BRUSSELS, NOVEMBER 18 – “We are in close contact with the Italian authorities on the various issues concerning MPS and their commitments”. This was stated by the vice president of the European Commission, Margrethe Vestager, answering questions from journalists at a press conference. “It remains to be seen what ‘long term’ means” in the Monte dei Paschi situation, “we will return to the case later,” added Vestager. After the failure of the negotiations with Unicredit, the Italian government is negotiating with the EU an extension of the deadline for the exit from the capital of Mps, set for the end of the year, against which the Sienese institute will have to present a series of compensatory measures that they will have to flow into the new industrial plan. (HANDLE).