Italian PM Matteo Renzi said: Gay rights will be the same as those for married heterosexual couples. Many people consider Italy as a pretty conservative country. Would you say that Renzi is risking some backlash with this initiative or maybe not so much, and why? Read few comments.
Former PM Silvio Berlusconi asked for a review of his tax fraud trial, he also suggested that President Giorgio Napolitalo should pardon him. Would you say that these are just a desperate measures of a desperate man as a Senate vote on his expulsion nears and he knows that he is going to lose?
Silvio Berlusconi has called for fresh elections “as soon as possible”. Berlusoni’s ministers resigned and PM Letta accused Berlusconi of telling big lie. It does not look good for the current coalition.
By Erik Jones, Professor of European Studies, Director, Bologna Institute for Policy Research, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Bologna Center, The Johns Hopkins University.
It seems that the arrest of senior Vatican cleric is just another affair not directly related to “big” IOR’s issues and it was made by Italians. But anyway would you say that the arrest could be a sign that the new Pope is really serious about the investigation of the Vatican Bank no matter who might be involved in potential crimes? Read few comments.