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13th Aug 2020

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EU Commission to give verdict on Italy budget next week

The EU Commission will assess Italy's revised budgetary plan and publish its opinion on 21 November, a spokesperson announced on Wednesday. Italy submitted its revised budget plans for 2019 on Tuesday after the commission rejected its first draft, saying it risks breaching EU rules. The commission could decide to launch a monitoring procedure if it finds Italy has not tweaked the plan sufficiently.

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