November 21, 2018 / 9:47 AM / 23 days ago

Italy Salvini not seeking changes in budget - government source

FILE PHOTO: Matteo Salvini attends a news conference after a cabinet meeting at Chigi Palace in Rome, Italy, October 20 2018. REUTERS/Remo Casilli/File Photo

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini is not seeking any changes to the 2019 draft budget, a government source said on Wednesday, denying a newspaper report that he was willing to water down spending plans.

“The League rules out revising the fiscal plan,” a government source told Reuters. Salvini is leader of the League.

Reporting by Giuseppe Fonte, writing by Giselda Vagnoni; Editing by Crispian Balmer

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