The European Commission has rejected the Italian budget

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He asked Rome to present a new one, within three weeks

The European Commission has decided to reject Italy's budget for 2019 and ask Rome to present a new budget within three weeks, the Italian news agency AGI reported today, citing sources in the European Union.

A press conference will be given in the afternoon to officially announce the decision, AGI reported.

A European source told AFP that this was the first time in the EU's history that "during a press conference this afternoon, Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici would ask Italy to" revise its budget ".