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Italian PM says can change "a few little things" on budget

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(Reuters) - Italian Giuseppe was quoted as saying on Wednesday he was ready to amend slightly some of the measures included in the country's 2019 budget in a bid to overcome a rejection by the

"If I have the chance to reduce the economic impact of some measures I'm here," told daily.

"I'm the one who is entitled to speak with the ... and I never halted discussions. Right now if I can recover some funds, tweak the final figure, change a few little things, it doesn't mean I'm backtracking," he said.

"If they bring me calculations which allow me to write 2.3 percent or 2.1 percent I'm still carrying out proposed reforms," he added in reference to next year's deficit goal of 2.4 percent of

(Reporting by Valentina Za, editing by Giselda Vagnoni)

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 12:23 IST