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#Silvio Berlusconi

# silvio-berlusconi - Sunday 18 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In tonight’s Fix: Martin McGuinness discusses his IRA past; who will Fianna Fáil be backing for the Áras; and what it’s like to fly over the world.

Berlusconi said meetings with Pope and European leaders interfered with partying

More revelations have emerged from damaging recordings of conversations Berlusconi had with a man alleged to have provided him with prostitutes.

# silvio-berlusconi - Saturday 17 September, 2011

Actress hailed for rejecting Berlusconi advances

Meanwhile, the Italian prime minister’s alleged preference for girls who are not tall has been revealed.

# silvio-berlusconi - Friday 16 September, 2011

Eight charged with procuring prostitutes for Berlusconi

The Italian leader’s lawyers have said alleged orgies at his home were “nothing but friendly gatherings”.

# silvio-berlusconi - Saturday 3 September, 2011

ECB demands that Italy plough ahead with tough austerity plans

Silvio Berlusconi has been forced to drop some plans in a bid to win political support – but Jean-Claude Trichet isn’t too pleased.

# silvio-berlusconi - Friday 2 September, 2011

# silvio-berlusconi - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

Italian town prints its own currency - and wants to declare independence

The ‘Filettino experiment’ could be an interesting one – with most in the town, population 598, favouring independence.

# silvio-berlusconi - Saturday 13 August, 2011

Italy austerity measures: Government "puts its hands into the pockets of Italian people"

The new measures include a ‘solidarity’ tax for high earners. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has said “our hearts are bleeding”.

# silvio-berlusconi - Friday 12 August, 2011

Berlusconi holds emergency meetings over Italian budget crisis

Italian national debt has risen above €1.9 trillion for the first time.

# silvio-berlusconi - Thursday 4 August, 2011

ECB to meet amid one prediction that Italy will default

But Silvio Berlusconi insists the banks are solid and that his austerity plan will work.

# silvio-berlusconi - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

Italy takes first steps to banning face veil

The Berlusconi-backed bill follows on from the ban introduced in France and Belgium.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# silvio-berlusconi - Monday 18 July, 2011

Bond markets turn up the heat on Spain and Italy

Some of Europe’s largest economies will find it tougher and tougher to survive without a crippling bailout…

# silvio-berlusconi - Friday 15 July, 2011

Italy faces crunch vote on austerity package

Italy’s finance minister warns that Europe needs a plan because “like on the Titanic, not even the first-class passengers will be saved”.

# silvio-berlusconi - Thursday 14 July, 2011

Amid market pressures Italy's senate passes austerity measures

The €45 billion package of austerity measures will now be voted on in the country’s lower house tomorrow.

# silvio-berlusconi - Monday 11 July, 2011

EU leaders hold crisis summit as bailout talk turns to Italy

Italy could be the next country holding out the beggar’s bowl – in a bailout that would dwarf the previous ones.

# silvio-berlusconi - Saturday 9 July, 2011

Berlusconi firm ordered to pay €560m to rival media group

The Italian Prime Minister’s financial holding company, Fininvest, was ordered Saturday to pay millions in damages to media group CIR.

# silvio-berlusconi - Friday 1 July, 2011

While Greece riots, Italy passes €47bn austerity plan

Europe’s financial worries deepen as Italy plans for more austerity measures to balance its budget.

# silvio-berlusconi - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

Berlusconi's vote defeat dubbed 'Italian Spring'

The Italian electorate have dealt Silvio Berlsuconi a serious blow after overturning laws passed by his government aimed at reviving nuclear energy, privatising the nation’s water supply and helping the Prime Minsiter to avoid prosecution.

# silvio-berlusconi - Monday 13 June, 2011

Berlusconi admits Italian referendum on nuclear power may not go his way

The Italian leader has conceded that the government will “probably” be dropping its plans for nuclear energy after the referendum.

# silvio-berlusconi - Sunday 12 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In your rainy Sunday Fix: Gilmore says we can still get an interest rate cut; bad news for growth in Irish businesses; the result of our caption competition; and a bit of Eric Clapton to brighten up your evening.

Berlusconi not voting in Italian referendum

After the poor performance of his party in local elections, the Italian premier seems to be trying to mitigate the impact of his unpopularity on the referendum.

# silvio-berlusconi - Sunday 5 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In your bank holiday Sunday Fix: Aer Lingus talks back on tonight; the source of the E. coli outbreak is found; Berlusconi’s ‘bunga bunga’ goes on; and did you miss the shuffle of honour for the Queen last month?

Silvio Berlusconi continues to hold 'bunga bunga' parties

A series of leaked wire taps have revealed that the Italian premier has reportedly moved the parties from one villa to another.

# silvio-berlusconi - Monday 30 May, 2011

Berlusconi candidates losing out in local elections, according to early projections

The Italian premier’s candidates are under pressure in Milan and Naples, according to local election projections and partial returns.

# silvio-berlusconi - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

Berlusconi says Milan could become "Gypsytown" if his candidate is not elected

Berlusconi warns Milan could “turn into an Islamic city, a Gypsytown full of Roma camps, besieged by foreigners to whom the left wants to give the right to vote”.

# silvio-berlusconi - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

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Berlusconi "surprised and sad" at poor performance in local elections

The PDL bloc performs poorly, with the incumbent mayor of Milan forced into second place and a run-off election.

# silvio-berlusconi - Monday 9 May, 2011

Berlusconi appears in court in Italy over bribery charges

It is the Italian leader’s fourth court appearance in recent months. He has pledged to appear as often as official duties allow to defend himself in four active cases.

# silvio-berlusconi - Monday 2 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday

Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.

# silvio-berlusconi - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Italy and France ask for review to EU's borderless travel

Nicolas Sarkozy and Silvio Berlusconi say they want to stop borderless travel in certain situations, amid rows over Tunisian refugees.

# silvio-berlusconi - Friday 15 April, 2011

Silvio Berlusconi says sex trial girl is a "mythomaniac"

The Italian prime minister has sought to play down the accusations made by the girl he is alleged to have had underage sex with.

# silvio-berlusconi - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Berlusconi 'gave Ruby €45,000 to buy hair removal equipment'

Italian Prime Minister told a court in Milan that he felt sorry for a young teenager and gave her money so she wouldn’t be forced into prostitution.

# silvio-berlusconi - Monday 11 April, 2011

Berlusconi dismisses tax fraud trial as a "waste of time"

Italian premier claims prosecutors are working “against the country” in pursuing a conviction for tax fraud.

# silvio-berlusconi - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

Berlusconi trial on underage sex charges adjourned

Berlusconi is currently on trial in four different cases – this relates to charges of having underage sex with a teenager.

# silvio-berlusconi - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

Clooney, Ronaldo called as witnesses in Silvio Berlusconi trial

The Hollywood actor and Real Madrid footballer are among 78 people asked to testify at the Italian premier’s trial.

# silvio-berlusconi - Monday 28 March, 2011

Berlusconi appears in court for his corruption trial

The embattled Italian premier is also facing allegations of having sex with an underage prostitute in a separate trial to start next month.

# silvio-berlusconi - Friday 25 March, 2011

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Sugardaddies: the fifteen richest owners in the sporting world

Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the richest of them all? Abramovich is only at number four, so who’s got more moulah?

# silvio-berlusconi - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

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Prosecutors reveal photographs of Berlusconi's 'Bunga Bunga' parties

Photographs are found on laptops and cameras seized from guests as part of investigations into the Italian PM’s behaviour.

# silvio-berlusconi - Thursday 17 March, 2011

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‘Bunga Bunga’ pizza satirises Berlusconi scandal

The ‘spicy and wild pizza’ is a satirical comment on the alleged sex parties that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is said to have hosted at one of his villas.