EU leaders set to repeat need for budget rule respect
At summit Thursday
12 Ottobre 2018
Brussels, October 12 - EU leaders are set top reiterate the need for Italy's budget to respect the rules at a summit on Thursday, diplomatic sources said Friday. Five of six leaders were said to be ready to speak up on the need to respect the Stability Pact when Premier Giuseppe Conte presents the draft 2019 budget, the sources said. They will also reportedly say they will be able to autonomously deal with possible shocks in the event of a crisis, the sources said. One of the premiers who will speak out is Mark Rutte from the Netherlands, they said.