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Italy: Salvini says voters want work not taxes after EU debt threat02:16

Italy: Salvini says voters want work not taxes after EU debt threat

Italy, Rome
May 29, 2019 at 17:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

Minister of the Interior and Deputy Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Salvini answered questions from journalists regarding EU threats to impose financial sanctions on the country, following his meeting with Lega MPs in Rome on Wednesday.

Italy has failed to curb its debt after several EU requests and now is facing a possible disciplinary procedure that may pave the way to a punishment of 3.5 billion euros (USD 3.9bn).

Salvini stated he has not read the letter sent by the EU yet and added that the way Italians voted in the EU elections was a signal that many want jobs and economic growth at the heart of policy.

He also said that there would not be additional taxes in order to pay Italy's debts, which he also said was not what voters wanted.

Italy: Salvini says voters want work not taxes after EU debt threat02:16
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Minister of the Interior and Deputy Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Salvini answered questions from journalists regarding EU threats to impose financial sanctions on the country, following his meeting with Lega MPs in Rome on Wednesday.

Italy has failed to curb its debt after several EU requests and now is facing a possible disciplinary procedure that may pave the way to a punishment of 3.5 billion euros (USD 3.9bn).

Salvini stated he has not read the letter sent by the EU yet and added that the way Italians voted in the EU elections was a signal that many want jobs and economic growth at the heart of policy.

He also said that there would not be additional taxes in order to pay Italy's debts, which he also said was not what voters wanted.

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