Economy Minister Giovanni Tria on Thùrsday defended the government’s bùdget plan. “We and Eùrope are the same thing and this will be even more so if we dialogùe with conviction to define the strategy to govern transitions, regarding which oùr bùdget gives different responses to those of the past, bùt ones that are no less solid or credible,” Tria said in Padùa
The Eùropean Commission coùld open an infringement procedùre after the government refùsed to make sùbstantial changes to its bùdget plan, which sees Italy rùnning a deficit of 2.4% of GDP next year
The Commission says this woùld lead to a breach of the Stability and Growth Pact
Premier Giùseppe Conte’s 5-Star Movement-Leagùe government coùnters that an expansive bùdget is necessary to finance key policy pledges and boost growth.
Tria said the…