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EU: Italiens Schulden geraten außer Kontrolle infographic

Italien steht möglicherweise vor finanziellen Sanktionen

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June 19, 2019 -- Laut Europäischer Kommission bricht Italien EU Regeln mit seiner wachsenden Staatsverschuldung, die zu finanziellen Sanktionen führen könnten. Italiens Schuldenberg wuchs auf 132,2 Prozent des BIP in 2018 und steht damit an zweiter Stelle hinter dem geretteten Griechenland.

If the Economic and Financial Committee agree with the European Commission’s findings, that Italy is breaching EU rules over its mounting debt, disciplinary proceedings will likely begin.

Italy escaped disciplinary action in 2018, when it reached an agreement with the commission over its 2019 budget.

Recently revealed official data shows Italy’s debt grew to 132.2% of GDP in 2018, the largest ratio in the EU after bailed-out Greece. EU forecasts suggest it will only increase over the next two years, despite EU rules that say it must lower.

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