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Italy's PM Conte to meet EU's Juncker on Wednesday - EU spokeswoman

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Italy's PM Conte to meet EU's Juncker on Wednesday - EU spokeswoman
FILE PHOTO: Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte holds a news conference on the final day of the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian/File Photo   -   Copyright  Agustin Marcarian(Reuters)

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will meet the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday in Brussels, a spokeswoman for the European Union executive said on Monday.

“On Wednesday (…) President Juncker will receive the Prime Minister of Italy Giuseppe Conte for a working meeting,” the spokeswoman told a news conference.

Rome and the European Commission are discussing changes to Italy’s 2019 budget to avoid an EU disciplinary procedure that could increase market pressure on the Italian government.

(Reporting by Francesco Guarascio)