MATTEO Salvini sent a stark warning to Brussels claiming to have done all he "had to" to meet the EU halfway on the controversial Italian budget plans expecting now Brussels to show some "common sense".
Speaking on Rete4's Quarta Repubblica, Italy's Deputy Prime Minister warned "enough is enough" if Brussels asked the eurosceptic Government to make further cuts to its budget proposals. Mr Salvini argued his coalition Government had met all the necessary demands for its budget to finally be approved by the European Commission after months of tensions between Italy and the European Union.
The leader of far-right party Lega claimed Italy had shown "common sense" and "reason" in accepting to make some cuts to the original plans rejected by the Brussels institution.
He said he was hopeful Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker would be as "kind" as he had been and avoid to treat member states differently when it comes to follow the rules.
He claimed he would be unacceptable for the Commission to allow French President Emmanuel Macron to increase France's budget deficit after months of negotiations on the Italian proposals over the same issue.
He said: “We have shown some common sense, reason and desire to dialogue but you need two people to dialogue.
“If you show common sense and on the other side they reciprocate such commons sense then friends as ever and we can back to work.