The unelected EU Commission are set to reject the Italian government’s budget, according to German outfit Spiegel.
In what would be an unprecedented measure sure to spark a furious backlash, the Commission can block Italy’s budget. The Five Star/Lega coalition in office are aiming for a budget deficit of 2.4% in 2019.
For context: EU commission has never rejected a budget and did NOT take punitative measures against Portugal/ Spain for repeatedly missing deficit target ( I covered this story, spain govt was dead sure EU would not dare cos of backlash)
— Maria Tadeo (@mariatad) October 17, 2018
Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said of the budget: “I am extremely happy, we are keeping our promises, slowly but bravely.”