July 16, 2018 / 9:54 AM / 3 months ago

Salvini criticises euro but says Italy not planning to leave

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Italian deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini on Monday criticised the euro but said Italy had no plans to leave the single currency.

FILE PHOTO: Italy's Matteo Salvini attends a news conference about a trilateral meeting, during an informal meeting of EU Home Affairs Ministers in Innsbruck, Austria, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/File Photo

“Leaving the euro is not in the programme of this government,” Salvini, who is also interior minister and leader of the right-wing League, said at a news conference in Moscow.

He reiterated his frequent criticism of the single currency, calling it “an experiment that began badly.”

writing by Gavin Jones

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