October 15, 2018 / 7:47 PM / a month ago

Italy has approved budget bill, sent plan to Brussels - PM Conte

Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

ROME (Reuters) - Italy’s cabinet on Monday approved the country’s expansionary 2019 budget bill, Prime Minister Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said.

Conte told reporters the budget “keeps our promises while keeping public accounts in order”, adding that the government had sent the budget framework to the European Commission in Brussels for its review.

Reporting by Giuseppe Fonte, writing by Gavin Jonesl; Editing by Alison Williams

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