Renzi says key to focus on reforms, not deficit
Senate overhaul, labour market, spending cuts more important20 March, 19:41
The series of reforms he is scheduled to introduce in coming months include an overhaul of the Italian Senate, measures aimed at making labour legislation more flexible, and civil sector cuts, Renzi said. In addition, he cited plans to create an anti-corruption authority.
Earlier this month, the European Central Bank slammed the government for failing to comply with a European Commission recommendation to bring its budget deficit down to 2.6% of gross domestic product from 3% in 2013.