September 27, 2018 / 9:08 PM / a month ago

Italy sets budget deficit goal at 2.4 pct of GDP from 2019-2021- source

ROME, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Italy’s government has targeted the budget deficit to remain stable at 2.4 percent of gross domestic product for each year from 2019 to 2021, a government source from the ruling 5-Star Movement said on Thursday.

The targets would flout European Union rules calling for Italy to progressively lower its deficit.

Reporting by Giuseppe Fonte, writing by Gavin Jones

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