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Berlusconi launches reforms of judiciary

March 10, 2011 Leave a comment

by Guy Dinmore and Giulia Segreti in Rome, Published: March 10 2011

Silvio Berlusconi, currently facing four trials on corruption and sex-related charges, has proposed sweeping reform of the judiciary to curb what he calls hostile political interference by leftist magistrates. Read more…

Italy poised to freeze Libyan shareholdings

March 1, 2011 Leave a comment

By Guy Dinmore and Giulia Segreti in Rome and Joshua Chaffin in Brussels, published: March 1 2011

Libyan shareholdings in Italian companies worth billions of euros could be frozen by Rome as Silvio Berlusconi makes what diplomats describe as a tardy break with Muammer Gaddafi’s regime. Read more…

Berlusconi counts his blessings

February 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Berlusconi accused over sexual relations

February 17, 2011 Leave a comment

By Guy Dinmore in Rome, Published: January 17 2011

Prosecutors have accused Italy’s 74-year-old prime minister of relations with a “significant number of young women” procured by aides, and requested that Italy’s parliament co-operate in investigating him on suspicion of abuse of office and sex with an underage prostitute. Read more…

Boardrooms restless over Berlusconi’s legal woes

February 16, 2011 Leave a comment
By Rachel Sanderson in Milan and Guy Dinmore in Rome, published: February 16 2011

Scandals lead Italy into deeper crisis

February 15, 2011 Leave a comment

By Guy Dinmore in Rome, published: February 15 2011 Read more…

Defiant Berlusconi ‘unworried’ by sex trial

February 15, 2011 Leave a comment

By Guy Dinmore in Rome and Rachel Sanderson in Milan, published: February 15 2011

Silvio Berlusconi, Italian prime minister, was defiant on Wednesday in his first public comments since a judge ordered him to stand trial on charges of paying for sex with an underage prostitute and abuse of office. Read more…