Italian deputy PM says government will not lower 2019 deficit goal


MILAN (Reuters) – Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio on Saturday said the government would not backtrack on a plan to raise the country’s budget deficit to 2.4 percent of domestic output next year.

“I think I can speak for the whole government, I deny any rethinking of the 2.4 percent (goal),” he told journalists in Rome.

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