UPDATE 1-Four euro zone countries risk breaking EU rules with 2016 budgets

November 17, 2015 1:04 PM

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* Fiscal leeway for refugees to be decided when costs are assessed (adds quotes of EU commissioners after news conference)

BRUSSELS, Nov 17 Italy, Lithuania, Austria and Spain risk breaking European Union rules with their 2016 budget plans, the European Commission said on Tuesday, as it took time to assess the fiscal impact of the refugee crisis in Europe and additional security expenses in France.

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