The lower house of the Italian parliament approved the government plan on Tuesday to spend nearly 200 billion euros in assistance to the European Union to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
The measure was passed by 442 votes to 19, with 51 abstentions.
The Senate will also vote during the day. The measure is expected to be passed because the government also has a majority of seats in the House.
Then, Prime Minister Mario Draghi can send his draft proposal to Brussels before the April 30 deadline.
Italy will receive the largest amount of 750 billion euros from the European Recovery Fund.
The aid will be paid in the form of grants and soft loans.
Draghi said in a speech on Monday that the law is important to the “destiny of a country” that has been hit hard by the health crisis.
He emphasized that not only does this involve money, but Italy also needs to address old weaknesses in bureaucracy, so this is part of the plan and judicial reform.