The European Commission is concerned about the size of the national debt of Italy

© REUTERS / Francois LenoirФлаги of the European Union in front of European Commission in Brussels. Archival photoThe European Commission is concerned about the size of the national debt of Italy© REUTERS / Francois Lenoir

The size of Italy’s public debt is the main concern of the European Commission, said EU Commissioner for economy and Finance Pierre Moscovici at a press conference on Wednesday.

«The size of Italian public debt, the reduction of which we do not see for the next two years, remains our main concern», he said.

As stated earlier in an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, Deputy Chairman of the EC, Valdis Dombrovskis, the draft state budget of Italy in 2019 deviates significantly from the established EU fiscal rules, and also contradicts the obligations that the Italian government had undertaken earlier.

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