Italy set for senate vote on austerity budget
The Italian senate is set to vote on a tough austerity budget, which proposes cuts of 48bn euros (£42bn; $67bn) over three years.
Italy wants to reduce one of the largest budget deficits in the eurozone and avoid any need for a bail-out.
Correspondents say the budget is likely to be approved by the upper house, and then in the lower house on Friday.
Will Grant reports.
14 Jul 2011
- From the section Europe