Budget adjustment perhaps days after DEF - Padoan
Minister looking at ways to cut deficit by 0.2% of GDP
20 Marzo 2017
Brussels, March 20 - Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said Monday that Italy should have the budget adjustment requested by the European Commission ready soon after it has prepared its DEF economic blueprint. The EC has requested Italy deliver an additional reduction of its structural deficit of 0.2% of GDP. "The adjustment will be presented in parallel with the DEF," Padoan told reporters as he entered a Eurogroup meeting. "It is not part of the DEF. It will be presented around the same time, maybe a few days after".