Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte warned Wednesday that Rome would not change a government budget for 2019 that defies European Union rules, putting Rome on a collision course with Brussels. After Italy receives the commission's requests, which will occur by late October, it will have three weeks to submit an updated budget proposal.
The magazine later corrected its report and said a letter from the commission would only come after final discussions between Moscovici and the Italian government.
Speaking at a business conference in Moscow on Wednesday, deputy premier and far-right League party leader Matteo Salvini appealed to Brussels, Berlin and Paris to take care of their "own economies" and "let the Italian government take care of Italians".
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who flies out to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin fun Moscow next week, also hit out against the trade restrictions.
Brussels is preparing to sternly talk with Rome.
Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini denounced the "madness" of western sanctions against Russian Federation, during a trip to Moscow Wednesday, and launched a fierce attack on the European Union. Even if Italy doesn't breach the deficit target, it would still run afoul of European Union rules if the deficit doesn't narrow at the pace agreed.
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He said he was "proud" of his budget and pointed out that Rome would engage in a dialogue "without prejudice" with the EU.
Still, Di Maio and Salvini remain in disagreement over fiscal measures to be included in the budget law, newspaper la Repubblica reported Monday morning without citing its sources.
Italian government bond yields dropped across the board, and the gap between the yield on the 10-year benchmark and its German equivalent narrowed.
"The idea that this budget can blow up Europe is totally unfounded", he said. He denied this on Monday.
The other vice-Prime minister, Luigi Di Maio, the boss of the Movement 5 stars (M5S, antisystème), has assured that the government "ir (ait) from the front with the measures requested by the people". One of the key forecasts in the budget is that Italy's high debt to GDP ratio, of around 130 percent now, will decline to 126.7 percent of GDP in 2021. In Bali, where policy makers gathered for the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, Mario Draghi, the Italian president of the European Central Bank, sought to reassure his colleagues that a compromise would be found between the government's ambitions and the demands of financial stability.