The President of the European Commission sought to defuse tension over the Italian budget deficit on Tuesday.
Following the formal submission of the Italian 2019 budget to Brussels, Jean-Claude Juncker avoided inflammatory statements and spoke about the significance of Italy for Europe.
 The European Union would not survive Italy exiting the bloc, Juncker said; he went on to categorically deny that he would not like to see Italy leaving the Eurozone.
"Europe needs Italy and Italy needs Europe...

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