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The green light for the Italian budget, despite protests

the Proposal is approved at last, just a couple of days before the end of the year, and the deadline.

the Government's initially questionable draft budget – which both the government Femstjärnerörelsen (M5S) and the northern league got with expensive election promises – was rejected in Brussels. In the estimated deficit to 2.4 percent of GDP, despite the fact that Italy already has the union's second-highest public debt.

with the EU-the commission accepted a revised proposal with a reduced deficit target set by the Italian senate earlier in the week.

But in parliament, voices were raised that members had too little time to go through the proposal and comment. Ahead of the vote on Saturday night, protested supporters of the former ruling party, the PD outside the house. In the chamber broke out in the strife between the individual members, and others protested by showing grundlagsböcker for the prime minister, Giuseppe Conte. Forza Italia's members came to vote wearing blue vests embellished with criticism of the budget's content.

the proposal, however, hearing from 327 votes, against the 228 " no " votes.

the Budget includes, among other things, an income support scheme in the style of the so-called 'guaranteed income', which the M5S went to the election on, and a lowered retirement age.

A final vote will be held within the next day, but it is to be regarded as a formality.

the EUROPEAN commission demands that Italy do on their budget.

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