EU Still Waiting For New Italian Budget Plans, Says Oettinger

EU | December 5, 2018, Wednesday // 09:49|  views

European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger urged Italy on Wednesday to quickly submit a new budget with a lower deficit goal than previous plans which he described as being dangerous for Italy and the euro zone, reported Reuters. 

“We hope that a draft will come today that corresponds to the criteria for all euro countries,” Oettinger, responsible for EU budget affairs, told German radio.

He added that even a deficit goal of 2.2 percent of gross domestic product, compared with the current goal of 2.4 percent for next year, “would be against all the commitments”.

Tags: Guenther Oettinger, EU, budget, Italy


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