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Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte delivers his speech on the budget law at the Senate, in Rome, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. The European Commission says it has reached an agreement with Italy to avert legal action over the country's budget plans, which the EU's executive arm had warned could break euro …

Italian Senate Passes Budget, Tweaked to Satisfy EU Demands

ROME (AP) — After a raucous marathon session, the Italian Senate early Sunday approved a national budget law that was tweaked after the European Union objected to plans by Italy’s populist government to satisfy expensive campaign promises with a large deficit.

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Italian Populists to Draft ‘Difficult’ Italian Citizenship Test

The populist anti-mass migration League party has proposed creating a “difficult” citizenship test for prospective Italian citizens so that migrants can demonstrate their integration into society along with Italian language proficiency.