Now Reading:

Italian parliament backs austerity measures

world news

Italian parliament backs austerity measures


Italy’s lower house of parliament on Saturday approved a package of economic reforms designed to restore confidence in Italy’s strained finances.

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had promised to quit if lawmakers backed a mix of spending cuts and tax rises.

He is expected to hand in his resignation to the Italian president, Giorgio Napolitano, later on Saturday.

Former European commissioner and Italian senator Mario Monti is tipped to take over as premier.

Every story can be told in many ways: see the perspectives from Euronews journalists in our other language teams.

Next Article