European Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on March 27 that Italy should adopt responsible budget policies and address its structural economic weaknesses.

“The Commission does not want to enter into the Italian democratic process or ask for unpopular reforms,” Moscovici told the European Parliament following Italy’s inconclusive general election earlier this month.

As reported by the Italian news agency ANSA, Moscovici also said there is a “productivity weakness” that Italy must address. He also said Italy needs to conduct responsible budget policies given the high debt level.