Mercoledì 16 Gennaio 2019 | 09:22

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Tel Aviv
3 Italians take refuge in UN office in Gaza

3 Italians take refuge in UN office in Gaza

 
Niamey
No govt 'catwalk' on Battisti arrest - Conte

No govt 'catwalk' on Battisti arrest - Conte

 
Milan
No Battisti harshness but mistakes must be paid for

No Battisti harshness but mistakes must be paid for

 
Niamey
Pleased Juncker admits mistakes - Conte

Pleased Juncker admits mistakes - Conte

 
Brussels
Uncertainty calls into question EU - Draghi

Uncertainty calls into question EU - Draghi

 
Florence
Cop sentenced to over 4 yrs for raping US student

Cop sentenced to over 4 yrs for raping US student

 
Turin
Soccer: Right to play in Jeddah says Chiellini

Soccer: Right to play in Jeddah says Chiellini

 
Brussels
Economy weaker than expected, stimulus needed - Draghi

Economy weaker than expected, stimulus needed - Draghi

 
Rome
Stalemate over Regeni says Pignatone

Stalemate over Regeni says Pignatone

 
Rome
Basic income to 254,146 families with disabled members

Basic income to 254,146 families with disabled members

 
Orsitano
Battisti meets jail chaplain

Battisti meets jail chaplain

 

Rome

Upbeat govt says budget proposal for EC 'in black and white'

Executive confident ahead of Conte-Juncker meeting

Upbeat govt says budget proposal for EC 'in black and white'

Rome, December 12 - Sources at Premier Giuseppe Conte's office said Wednesday that the government has put its proposal for an agreement with the European Commission on its 2019 budget plan "in black and white". Conte is meeting European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker for crunch talks as Rome seeks to avert the danger of the EC opening an infringement procedure over the budget. The sources said the government was going into the meeting with the conviction that it has "good reasons" to reach an agreement. The optimism is fuelled by the likelihood that Italy's argument will be strengthened by the fact that France looks set to breach the EU's 3% deficit-to-GDP threshold after President Emmanuel Macron announced new measures to alleviate hardship following weeks of violent protests. The European Commission has rejected Rome's budget plan for 2019, which sees Italy running a deficit of 2.4% of GDP next year, saying it breaks EU rules. Conte's 5-Star Movement (M5S)-League executive has said an expansive budget is needed to finance key pledges and boost sluggish growth. Bloomberg reported that Italy will propose a deficit of 2%, rather than 2.4%. Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, meanwhile, said Rome would not accept the Commission treating France and Italy differently. "The music will change if there were prejudice against Italy while a blind eye is closed for others," Salvini said.

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