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Italy Risks Fight With EU With New Rules for Spending Aid Funds

Giorgia Meloni
Giorgia MeloniPhotographer: Valeria Mongelli/Bloomberg

Italy is set to approve changes in how the government oversees the spending of billions of euros in European Union recovery funds, a move that risks triggering a clash between Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s administration and Brussels.

A decree due to be approved Thursday plans to give the government more leeway over how the funds will be allocated and spent, and also streamlines the authorization process for new projects, according to a draft seen by Bloomberg News.