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Brussels (AFP) – Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Thursday announced his intention to make public the cost of the European institutions, as a row exploded over his country’s budget plans.
Italy to Expose EU Palaces
Angered by EU criticism of Italy’s proposed budget for 2015, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has warned that his government is “going to have some fun” publishing details of the cost of European institutions.
Renzi’s comments, made on the sidelines of an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, mark the latest twist in a mounting row over Rome’s proposed budget for 2015, which has come under fire from the EU Commission.
Earlier in the day, the Commission’s outgoing chief Jose Manuel Barroso had vehemently criticized the Italian government’s decision to publish a letter from the EU requesting clarifications on the budget.
The letter, signed by the EU’s Economic Affairs Commissioner Jyrki Katainen, was marked “strictly confidential”.
Slamming Rome’s “unilateral” decision, Barroso said the Commission preferred that budget talks with member states take place behind closed doors.
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Posted 20 Oct 2014
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