MILAN, Sept 3 Italy will go on with a plan to
privatize state-owned companies, but its Prime Minister Matteo
Renzi does not see as a priority the sale of stakes in energy
companies Eni and Enel, he told financial
daily Il Sole 24 Ore.
The government, which is struggling to keep financial
discipline as the economy has fallen again into recession, will
cut public spending by 20 billion euros next year, Renzi told
the newspaper on Wednesday.
The government does not plan to take additional budget
measures this year and it is studying extraordinary measures to
cut it 2-trillion-euro public debt.
(Reporting by Francesca Landini; Editing by Simon