Italy's cabinet undersecretary says meeting all electoral pledges is tough
VARENNA, Italy, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Italy's cabinet
undersecretary said on Saturday it was difficult for the
government to meet all its electoral pledges at the moment and
more time was needed to do so.
"What can be done is to do it in the five years the
government will last, that way things are done seriously,"
Giancarlo Giorgetti said on the sidelines of a conference.
Italy's populist ruling coalition is preparing its first
budget, expected to include tax cuts, higher welfare spending
and a reduction in the retirement age.
"If the policies proposed are not serious and credible, this
is a problem," Giorgetti said.
(Reporting by Giulio Piovaccari, writing Stephen Jewkes;
editing by John Stonestreet)
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