Italy's Tria calls for 'constructive dialogue' with EU over budget

 Italian Economy Minister Giovanni Tria said on Tuesday he wanted to have a “constructive dialogue” with EU partners over the 2019 budget, after the European Commission expressed concerns over Italy’s deficit plans.
FILE PHOTO: Italian Economy Minister Giovanni Tria attends as Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte (unseen) speaks during his first session at the Lower House of the Parliament in Rome, Italy, June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/File Photo
Addressing a parliamentary commission, Tria said the strategy adopted by previous governments to contain the national debt had not been efficient, adding that Italy needed to do more to boost growth and employment.