From the FT:
In its annual verdict on national budgets of all 27 EU members France, Spain and
the Netherlands will be given a waiver on the annual 3 per cent deficit
limit. Brussels will also free Italy from intensive fiscal monitoring
despite its new prime minister’s decision to reverse a series of tax
increases imposed by his predecessor.
The European Commission will make these moves on the condition that
national governments embark on stalled labour market reforms. Brussels
believes the delay in implementing them has contributed to Europe’s unemployment crisis. “There are limits to what can be achieved with austerity,” said Maarten Verway, a senior European Commission economist.
I should add that there's a difference between the anti-austerity policies mentioned in the article such as letting budget deficits remain at certain levels for an extended period of time and true anti-austerity measures such as using government spending to grow the economy. But, this is a start nonetheless.