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Italy's populists stir markets with pre-euro nostalgia”

The 39-page document emerged as Italy's political deadlock looks set to continue with Forza Italia leader Silvio Berlusconi refusing to stand aside to let his anti-EU election allies Lega form a eurosceptic government with anti-establishment 5Star.

After Berlusconi refused to have anything to do with the 5-Star Movement, who he regards as "more risky than communists", Salvini and Di Maio set out to negotiate an agreement to join forces in government.

With hard decisions to be taken, the League revived some of its campaign rhetoric, taking aim at European Union budget restraints which impose de facto limits on how much a government can spend to kick-start its economy. Lega in particular wishes to radically cut taxes, including VAT and excise duties, but European Union commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis spoke out Tuesday morning to tell Italy they must conform with European Union demands.

"Many of the contents have radically changed: the parties have already decided not to question the single currency, so the published version is not faithful to the current one".

The two pre-election adversaries began negotiating a coalition deal last week, more than two months after an inconclusive March 4 election produced a hung parliament.

Italy's two populist parties will try to reach a deal on Wednesday on forming a government, and a draft proposal is to demand billions in debt relief from the European Central Bank. It might also dismay Italian President Sergio Mattarella, who has repeatedly stressed the importance of maintaining a strong, pro-European stance.

This would cut 10 percentage points off Italy's debt/GDP ratio.

What do the two parties want?

Both parties have a history of Euroscepticism.

It is still far from clear whether Five Star and the League are prepared to go all the way - and in fact the bluster on the euro may simply be the product of a political compromise in their negotiations that will never translate into policy.

Earlier, the leaders of the anti-immigrant League party and the anti-establishment Five Star movement agreed to meet the Italian President to share details of a government programme for the eurozone's third largest economy, thrashed out over the weekend. The 5 Star Movement emerged as the biggest party, but was seen as unlikely to enter into alliances. Italy's showdown with Europe would only be delayed.

During the election campaign Lega promised "the immediate withdrawal of sanctions imposed on Russia" and the rehabilitation of Moscow as a "strategic interlocutor" in crisis areas such as Syria, Libya and Yemen. Their plans could also challenge European Union rules.



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