After weeks of debates, negotiations and fierce exchanges, the Italian Government and the European Commission have finally reached a deal on Italy’s budget. Minutes after the meeting held in Rome with Italian PM Giuseppe Conte and European Bank chief Mario Draghi, Commission President Juncker held a press conference.
“To be fair, I think these budget negotiations have been harder than Brexit. That’s probably because my Italian friends here have some brains and can think for themselves. In any case, I’m happy we reached a deal. I think 400 jars of Nutella and 200 kg of mozzarella are a decent enough number for all parties. Mr. Conte understood that we cannot leave the European Bank without its Nutella and mozzarella reserves and consumption needs not be further encouraged.” said a smiling Jean-Claude Juncker chewing his pizza slice.
As far as Italian PM Conte was concerned, he welcomed the deal and said Italians can finally go on with their lives and plan how much Nutella and mozzarella will consume next year according to these numbers.
“I welcome stability. It was not easy but I think that the Italian people will decently live on 400 jars of Nutella and 200kg of mozzarella for next year” said Mr. Conte at the same press conference.
In a tweet immediately after the deal was sealed, Italian Ministry of Interior Affairs, Matteo Salvini, said that “the budget is really the minimum we could have accepted and allowing even one immigrant in our country will destroy the whole budgetary balance”.