City says Italy is biggest threat to the Eurozone

Steve Dinneen
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ITALY is the biggest threat to the financial security of the Eurozone, according to our poll of influential City figures.

Almost half of those polled said they are most worried about the state of the Italian economy, compared to a quarter about Greece and 13 per cent about Spain.

Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi (pictured) received a humiliating net approval rating of minus 78 per cent. Only six per cent said they approved of his contribution to the talks.

David Cameron’s approach was seen as the most positive of his Eurozone peers. He scored a net approval of 19 per cent, followed by German chancellor Angela Merkel with 12 per cent approval.

French leader Nicolas Sarkozy also performed very badly, with a net disapproval of 43 per cent. Less than a fifth felt he had made a positive contribution to the talks.