BRUSSELS, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday that the Lega and 5Star parties in his governing coalition were not divided over Italy’s budgetary plans, as reporters asked about a spat on tax matters.
“I’m aware this is not the budget the (European) Commission expected. I expect critical observations. We will discuss and we will reply to these considerations,” Conte told reporters on arriving for a EU summit.
Asked about a possible division between Lega and 5Star on tax matters linked to the budget, he replied: “There is no division”. (Reporting by Francesco Guarascio, writing by Philip Blenkinsop)