About: Berlusconi

Elections 27-02-2013

Italian elections show emerging challenge to German leadership

The Italian crisis not only threatens to return instability to the eurozone, but it also shows that Germany’s efforts to ensure new governments align with Berlin’s strategy are becoming increasingly difficult, writes Stratfor.
Elections 31-05-2012

In Italy’s local elections, a professor and a comedian have the last laugh

The local elections in Italy have not boosted the opposition as Prime minister Monti's leading supporters were among the relative winners. The elections also showed that the centre-right coalition of former prime minister Berlusconi has been reduced to a marginal role, says Maria-Elena Guiterrez.
Med & South 29-06-2011

Internal border controls in the Schengen area: Much ado about nothing?

The revision of the EU's border-free Schengen zone prompted by Nicolas Sarkozy and Silvio Berlusconi's reaction to the wave of immigration from North Africa will probably be a minor one, argues Yves Pascouau. But he says there are legitimate concerns regarding the apparent acceptance that the free movement of people can be limited and even dismantled.

Rights and obligations for restoring solidarity in Europe

Former Italian Prime Minister Massimo D'Alema calls on Nicolas Sakozy and Silvio Berlusconi to stop stoking the flames of anti-immigrant sentiment and urges Europe to restore solidarity with emigrant countries facing difficult economic and political circumstances.
Med & South 10-05-2011

Schengen under pressure: The Commission defends the EU’s role

The European Commission's proposed changes to the Schengen rules would not lead to any 'renationalisation' of borders and the EU would retain authority as to when internal border checks are reinstated, argues Yves Pascouau of the European Policy Centre.
Euro & Finance 15-12-2010

The economic consequences of Silvio Berlusconi

The Italian prime minister's economic strategies may have prevented dramatic falls in his popularity in the short-term but will eventually backfire, writes Tito Boeri, professor of economics at Bocconi University in Milan.