December 7, 2018 / 12:21 PM / 6 days ago

Italy's economy minister says he will not resign

FILE PHOTO: Italian Economy Minister Giovanni Tria gestures during a Euro zone finance ministers meeting to discuss reforms of the monetary union in Brussels, Belgium, November 19, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Vidal/File Photo

VENICE (Reuters) - Italy’s Economy Minister Giovanni Tria said on Friday that he would not resign, responding to earlier media reports which indicated that he was close to stepping down.

Asked if he was going to resign, Tria shook his head and said: “It (my resignation) doesn’t exist.”

Tria also denied that he, according to a report by the daily Il Giornale, sent a text message to long-time friend and former minister Renato Brunetta in which he complained that his role was constantly put into question by party leaders.

Reporting by Riccardo Bastianello, writing Giulia Segreti

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