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Italië kan financiële sancties EU verwachten

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June 19, 2019 -- De Europese Commissie meent dat Italië EU-regels overtreedt met zijn oplopende schuld, en start een procedure die tot financiële sancties kan leiden. De Italiaanse schuld liep in 2018 op tot 132,2 procent van het BBP, valk achter het gesteunde Griekenland.

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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