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JUN 27, 2013 - The Economist

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Italian politics: More trouble ahead

Berlusconi meets the judges again ITALY can be an oddity in Europe. It is the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) that is most anxious to apply the fiscal austerity enjoined by the European Commission and the Germans, whereas the right-wing People of Freedom (PdL) movement under Silvio Berlusconi is keen to ignore deficit ceilings in an effort to revive Italy’s stagnant economy—and, conveniently, to fulfil Mr Berlusconi’s campaign promise of lower taxes. The trouble is that left and right are yoked together in the government led by the PD’s Enrico Letta.The two parties’ clashes are ... Read More

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