Italy's Minister of Economy Giovanni Tria believes the government's 2.4% deficit target for 2019,  which was rejected by the European Commission, is both economically sound and the logical course of action if the country wants to stimulate its sagging economy
"We cannot afford not to have a deficit either economically or socially,” said Tria, who added, "we are convinced that (the deficit) is not just sustainable, but it is responsible."
The government expects its economic policy to yield 1.5%...

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