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Italy’s deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio was out on the wires in the last hour, saying that 2019 budget deficit target at 2.4% is confirmed and the government is still mulling over cutting deficit after 2019.

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   “¢   There is a wrong perception of Italy’s government.
   “¢   Growth will allow room to create the lower deficit.
   “¢   €10 billion is the minimum amount for citizens’ income.
   “¢   Budget details will go through parliament over the next few hours.