Italy budget: Rome rejects European Commission demands
BBC News --------- The Italian government has defied the European Commission (EC) by sticking to its big-spending budget plan. Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said a deficit target of 2.4% and a growth forecast of 1.5% were unchanged. The EC - worried about the impact of high spending on already high levels of Italy's debt - had told Rome to revise the budget or face possible fines. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.