The Italian government has approved austerity measures
Austerity punishes only those people least able to resist. The poor, the sick, the old, the unemployed the young and the homeless. These groups are not responsible for the "deficit" or the econmic crisis but are forced to pay for the actions of the bankers, the financiers and the rich who all grow more weathy for as long as the "austerity" persists.
Austerity has not worked in the United Kingdom and it will not work in Italy.
Austerity is not an economic necessity, it is a political choice.