The Italian cabinet is suing its own citizens over its collapse in 2016, accusing them of failing to meet the government’s fiscal targets.
The ministry of finance has asked for a court order requiring it to pay a $10.6 million damages to citizens whose assets they are owed in relation to the failure to pay tax and other obligations, according to the government press office.
It said it will file the legal challenge in mid-October.
Italy’s government deficit soared to 2.5% of GDP in 2017, and is expected to reach 4% this year.
It was the worst performance in more than a decade, after an initial forecast of 4.5%.