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#Silvio Berlusconi

# silvio-berlusconi - Monday 21 November, 2011

Berlusconi blames foreign media for downfall ahead of trials

As he faces accusations of fraud, bribery, abuse of power and paying for sex with a minor, Silvio Berlusconi has claimed that his image “has been ruined by things that are absolutely untrue”.

# silvio-berlusconi - Friday 18 November, 2011

Berlusconi threatens to scupper confidence vote in new government

Silvio Berlusconi has reportedly said he will bring down Mario Monti’s independent government if he disapproves of its policies.

# silvio-berlusconi - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Monti announces Italian cabinet - and will be his own finance minister

The new Italian cabinet is made up mostly of independent technocrats, and will see Monti double up as PM and finance minister.

# silvio-berlusconi - Monday 14 November, 2011

Italy offloads €3bn in bonds after appointment of ‘Super Mario’ Monti

Mario Monti’s designation as prime minister appears to soothe investors, who are lowering the interest rate Italy must pay for loans.

# silvio-berlusconi - Sunday 13 November, 2011

Italy's PM-in-waiting promises quick government formation for stability

Mario Monti is optimistic a new government can help heal Italy’s financial problems.

From The Daily Edge The Top 7 Silvio moments Bunga Bunga This post contains videos

The Top 7 Silvio moments

The man who made bunga bunga famous – and six other memorable moments from Berlusconi’s career.

Tick tock... All eyes on the euro when markets open on Monday

Will the ECB step in tomorrow or try to wait things out?

Italy prepares for Mario as Silvio steps down

Berlusconi resigned last night, ending a 17-year-long political era.

# silvio-berlusconi - Saturday 12 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Catch up on the day’s biggest stories – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Italy’s economic package passes, paving way for Berlusconi resignation

The embattled Italian premier had indicated he would resign once the €60 billion package was passed through parliament.

Berlusconi set to resign as Italian parliament mulls €60bn austerity plan

The Italian prime minister is expected to resign once the lower house passes the austerity plan aimed at reduced pressure on both Italy and the eurozone.

# silvio-berlusconi - Friday 11 November, 2011

Italian Senate approves €60bn austerity, as clock ticks on Berlusconi tenure

The Italian senate passes the budgetary measures needed to bring the curtain down on Silvio Berlusconi’s time as prime minister.

Mario Monti favourite to become Italy's next prime minister

Italy already has a Super Mario (in the new ECB president) but could Monti be the country’s anti-Berlusconi? We profile the man who looks set to take over this weekend.

# silvio-berlusconi - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

Daily Fix: Thursday

A roundup of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.

Markets fall as worries over eurozone lead to talk of 'radical overhaul'

Reports this morning that France and Germany are considering a radical restructuring of the eurozone amid uncertainty in Italy and Greece.

# silvio-berlusconi - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

Italian bonds hit 7.4 per cent as Europe enters crisis mode

The price of borrowing for the Italian government is now at the same level which prompted bailouts for Ireland and Portugal.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

Lagarde warns of 'lost decade' unless European crisis is fixed

The global economy could stagnate for ten years or more, the IMF chief warns, unless the eurozone debt crisis is fully solved.

Berlusconi to go but what now for Italy?

He survived more than 50 confidence votes but the end is nigh for the 75-year-old.

# silvio-berlusconi - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

Berlusconi vows to step down as Italy's Prime Minister

The flamboyant Italian premier has offered his conditional resignation today – agreeing to step aside once the country’s new budget is passed by parliament.

Berlusconi wins crucial Italian budget vote - but loses grip on power

The embattled Italian prime minister loses his parliamentary majority – sending the cost of borrowing for Italy to new records.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

Berlusconi facing crucial vote as fears grow over Italy

A normally procedural vote will be closely scrutinised as Italian borrowing costs hit new highs.

# silvio-berlusconi - Monday 7 November, 2011

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# silvio-berlusconi - Thursday 3 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday

In tonight’s Fix: The low-down on Greece (and why it’s extra bad for Silvio), some good news for mortgage holders and the best picture of Michael Noonan you will see for a while.

From The Daily Edge Eurozone crisis forces Berlusconi to put love song album on hold Berlusconi This post contains videos

Eurozone crisis forces Berlusconi to put love song album on hold

The Italian Prime Minister is renowned for his crooning talents but we’ll have to wait until later this month to hear his latest release…

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# silvio-berlusconi - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

EU leaders approve banking bailout plan, while Greek talks continue

Leaders agree to recapitalise weak banks by next summer, though it is reported that talks on Greek haircuts have hit a snag.

Euro crisis: Hopes fade for comprehensive deal at crucial talks

Tensions remain on key details as leaders including Taoiseach Enda Kenny prepare for talks in Brussels today.

# silvio-berlusconi - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Italian government - and Eurozone - on the brink over debt deal

Silvio Berlusconi’s coalition is divided on implementing reforms demanded by the EU, leading to the cancellation of some of tomorrow’s summits.

# silvio-berlusconi - Friday 21 October, 2011

How and why did the west change its view of Gaddafi?

Regarded as an ally post 9/11, the western world’s view of Gaddafi changed drastically in a matter of months. Here’s what world leaders were saying about the Colonel then and what they say now.

# silvio-berlusconi - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Court throws out Berlusconi tax fraud case

The decision by a court in Milan has lightened the legal burden on the Italian prime minister.

# silvio-berlusconi - Sunday 16 October, 2011

Arrests in Chicago, New York and Rome following global day of action

Protests in Rome turned violent, while in Dublin there were peaceful marches in the city centre.

# silvio-berlusconi - Friday 14 October, 2011

Berlusconi scrapes through confidence vote in Italian parliament

Silvio Berlusconi overcomes a major political hurdle as fringe members of his coalition fall into line and pass a motion of confidence.

# silvio-berlusconi - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Scandal-hit Berlusconi under siege as allies desert him

Protests have erupted ahead of a confidence vote this week that could see the Italian leader forced to resign.

# silvio-berlusconi - Friday 7 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Friday

In tonight’s Fix: All the latest from the presidential election campaign trail; the perfect video to get you in the mood for tomorrow’s big game in New Zealand, and what happened when Clooney met Berlusconi?

From The Daily Edge George Clooney's night with Berlusconi George And Silvio

George Clooney's night with Berlusconi

The “astonishing evening” included viewing a bed that was given to the Italian PM by Vladimir Putin. But, says Clooney, there was no bunga bunga involved.

# silvio-berlusconi - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Moody's cuts Italian credit rating by three notches

The agency cuts its rating of Italy for the first time in two decades – as fears continue over over the viability of the Eurozone.

# silvio-berlusconi - Thursday 22 September, 2011

What you need to know about proposed Italian copyright law

Silvio Berlusconi’s party wants anyone ACCUSED – by anyone – of breaking copyright to be banned from the internet…

# silvio-berlusconi - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Italy's credit rating slashed by Standard and Poor's

The agency said a “weakening” economy and fragile government were putting the country at risk.