June 30, 2019 / 4:34 PM / 21 days ago

Italy's PM Conte says no talks on Sunday in Brussels over EU debt action

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrives at a European Union leaders summit that aims to select candidates for top EU institution jobs, in Brussels, Belgium June 30, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said he will not discuss with European Union leaders on Sunday possible EU action over Rome’s debt, for which a decision by the European Commission is expected on Tuesday.

“We will not discuss this today,” Conte told reporters arriving at an EU summit which is meant to choose the next president of the EU executive. He said he was optimistic about the Commission’s decision over Italy’s debt.

Reporting by Francesco Guarascio @fraguarascio

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