Italy’s parliament has approved a revised budget for 2019, amid opposition complaints that it was dictated by the EU or European Union.
The country’s populist government had originally vowed to push through costly campaign promises including a universal basic income (UBI).
However, in October, the European Commission raised concerns about the impact of such spending on Italy’s debt levels.
Rome was told to revise its budget, or face fines and disciplinary action.
Under a deal struck with the Commission last week, Italy lowered its planned budget deficit from 2.4% of GDP to 2.04% – less of a reduction than European officials had hoped for.
Democratic Party deputies accused the government of increasing taxes and cutting pensions.
The value of its concessions is understood to be a little more than €10bn (£9bn).
The Senate approved the budget last week, and the lower house of parliament passed the revised proposals in a confidence vote on Saturday, with 327 votes in favour, 228 against, and one abstention.
The deadline for passing the budget was 31 December, due to delay of budget passage they have been forced to continue with the 2018 budget on a monthly basis.
Meanwhile, PM Giuseppe Conte said the budget was “the first stage of a broad and ambitious plan of reform.”