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Italy's Senate definitively approves austerity budget
December 22, 2011 / 2:20 PM / in 6 years

Italy's Senate definitively approves austerity budget

ROME, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Italy’s Senate on Thursday definitively approved Prime Minister Mario Monti’s 33-billion-euro austerity package aimed at restoring market confidence in the euro zone’s third-biggest economy.

The Senate voted 257 to 41 in a confidence vote called to speed the passage of the measures.

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