Italian government sticking to 2019 deficit target, for now
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte met his two deputies, Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio, to discuss the financial package, with the European Commission warning of possible disciplinary action if Rome fails to revise its expansionary plans.
"The objectives that have already been fixed are confirmed," said a joint statement signed by the three men. However, two government sources said the deficit target might be lowered in the wake of the forthcoming spending review. (Reporting by Crispian Balmer; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
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