Brussels not tough enough on Italy - EU Audit Court

Budget rules scantly applied, reforms not monitored

(ANSA) - Brussels, April 19 - The Europran Commission is not tough enough on Italy as regards budget rules, the EU Audit Court said Tuesday. Last year, it noted, the EC did not open infringment proceedings by invoking three "significant factors" including the economic cycle, low inflation and reforms, "all debatable because they are not fully compliant with the norms".
    The EU Audit Court made the accusation in a report on applying debt and deficit rules. Italy has obtained some flexibility or wiggle room on budget parameters because of the migration crisis.
   

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