Renzi for Letta

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Berlusconi: A desperate man?

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?

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Berlusconi is gambling

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.

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Guilty verdict for Berlusconi. What it means?

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Berlusconi still has three cards up his sleeve

By Erik JonesProfessor of European Studies, Director, Bologna Institute for Policy Research, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Bologna Center, The Johns Hopkins University.

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Is Pope Francis serious about reforming the Vatican Bank?

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.

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Italy: With Grillo also the euro. No problem

According to this poll a large majority of Italians are in favor of staying in the Eurozone they do not even want a formal referendum on staying in the Eurozone. But on the other hand lot of Italians voted for Grillo, Berlusconi, for politicians critical towards the EU, Eurozone. Would you say it is a contradiction or not, and why?

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Europe full of Grillos?

Some people claim Beppe Grillo is the only winner in Italian vote. It seem that Grillo basically doesn’t have any real political plan (not to mention something like foreign policy agenda), he is even more vague than other politicians, he is very successful in using social media, his supporters claim that they could not be defined as left or right-win, he call himself a populist. Would you say that the similar movements like Grillo’s have a real future in the European politics or not, and why?

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Papacy and Italy’s political system – A lost opportunity?

Would you say that the Pope’s resignation will influence somehow the election campaign in Italy and if it will how?

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A final battle of Silvio Berlusconi?

Is Italy moving towards more political instability before the elections after  Silvio Berlusconi’s party more or less withdrew its support for the Prime Minister Mario Monti on Thursday?

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