Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio after a cabinet meeting at Rome’s Chigi Palace. Photo: AP

Italy defies EU pressure to present revised budget, risks sanctions in stand-off with Brussels

  • The European Union rejected Italy’s draft budget, saying it broke the rules, and gave the government until midnight Tuesday to submit a new version
  • Italy’s populist government decides to stick with big-spending strategy in bid to fulfil election promises
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Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio after a cabinet meeting at Rome’s Chigi Palace. Photo: AP
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