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Italy says not changing budget plans as euro partners fret

2:30pm EST

BRUSSELS/ROME Italy will stick with its 2019 budget plan despite criticism from the European Commission but talks are continuing, Economy Minister Giovanni Tria said on Monday after attending a meeting of euro zone finance ministers.

Italy says not changing budget plans as euro partners fret

1:29pm EST

BRUSSELS/ROME Italy will stick with its 2019 budget plan despite criticism from the European Commission but talks are continuing, Economy Minister Giovanni Tria said on Monday after attending a meeting of euro zone finance ministers.

Italian government bickers over sugar tax, agrees to trim tax amnesty

Nov 16 2018

ROME Italy's ruling parties squabbled on Friday over a proposed tax on fizzy drinks but agreed to curb the scope of a contested tax amnesty, as the government puts together its big-spending 2019 budget.

UPDATE 1-Italian government bickers over sugar tax, agrees to trim tax amnesty

Nov 16 2018

ROME, Nov 16 Italy's ruling parties squabbled on Friday over a proposed tax on fizzy drinks but agreed to curb the scope of a contested tax amnesty, as the government puts together its big-spending 2019 budget.

Italy dismisses 'implausible' EU forecasts, says budget is sound

Nov 08 2018

ROME Italy's government stuck by its economic forecasts on Thursday, dismissing more pessimistic ones from the European Commission as a row over the country's expansionary 2019 budget rumbled on.

Italy dismisses 'implausible' EU forecasts, says budget is sound

Nov 08 2018

ROME Italy's government stuck by its economic forecasts on Thursday, dismissing more pessimistic ones from the European Commission as a row over the country's expansionary 2019 budget rumbled on.

Italy economy stagnates, PM says data justifies expansionary budget

Oct 30 2018

ROME Italy's economy stagnated in the third quarter, and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said the zero growth justified Rome's expansionary 2019 budget which the European Commission has rejected because it breaks EU rules.

UPDATE 1-S&P leaves Italy rating unchanged but lowers outlook to negative

Oct 26 2018

* S&P says government's plans bad for GDP growth, debt reduction

Italy PM Conte gives green light to contested TAP gas pipeline

Oct 26 2018

ROME Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Friday gave Italy's final approval to the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), a gas transport project which had been strongly contested by the 5-Star Movement, one of the two parties in the ruling coalition.

Italy tells EU no change to budget, but will keep eye on debt, deficit

Oct 22 2018

ROME Italy told the European Commission on Monday it would stick to its contested 2019 budget plans in defiance of EU fiscal rules, but promised not to inflate its deficit any further in the years ahead. | Video

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