Letta meets president to illustrate budget plans
Cabinet expected to approve package Tuesday14 October, 13:29
At the weekend Letta moved to deflate media speculation about what the bill would contain, saying many reports were far off the mark.
"Newspapers are hunting for reports that are presented as facts about the budget law," Letta said on his Twitter account, @EnricoLetta.
"I invite them to read the real text from Tuesday's cabinet meeting. The rest is only chaos".
Letta said Friday that the law will also focus on cutting labour taxes and boosting investment and jobs, while keeping the deficit-to-GDP ratio under the 3% threshold allowed by the European Union.
He also said the budget will feature measures to cut Italy's huge public debt. The country's debt of over two trillion euros, which is forecast to reach 132.9% of GDP this year, is the main reason Italy was among the countries dragged into the eurozone debt crisis.