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Silvio Berlusconi

  • ZURICH, Dec 15- Outraged reporters at Switzerland's oldest newspaper appeared on Monday to have foiled an attempt to install an editor with links to a leading right-wing party in a tussle that reflects a wider battle over the direction of Swiss politics. Reporters learned at the weekend that Markus Somm, editor at the rival Basler Zeitung and author of a...

  • Weary Italy vents its rage in spate of strikes and protest Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:50 PM ET

    ROME, Nov 19- Italy's social fabric is fraying. Scarcely a day goes by without Italy's main cities being disrupted by workers, students or angry citizens' groups. Centre-left Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has been wrong-footed by the souring mood and his approval ratings are falling.

  • Telecom Italia in a bind after losing GVT bid battle Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    PARIS/ LONDON/ MILAN, Aug 29- Telecom Italia has lost a promising path to earnings growth by failing to secure Brazilian broadband business GVT and may now turn from hunter to hunted in a fast-consolidating telecoms industry.

  • *BSkyB in talks to buy Fox's German and Italian units. LONDON/ MILAN/ FRANKFURT, July 18- BSkyB's plan to buy Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV assets in Italy and Germany for perhaps as much as 10 billion euros is a bold bet on long-term growth at the expense of short-term profit, but the pioneering British media firm has pulled off such gambles before.

  • Most of the cuts he suggested in a 72- page review of Italy's public administration- an unpublished tome seen by Reuters that picks apart services ranging from disability benefits to policing- appear to have been ignored by Matteo Renzi's government.

  • BRUSSELS, July 1- The European Parliament on Tuesday chose Martin Schulz as its president for another two and half years, backing a combative social democrat who has fought for more power for the EU legislature.

  • Berlusconi to use 'disgrace' for a comeback: Pro  Friday, 9 May 2014 | 4:45 AM ET

    Francesco Galietti, founder and CEO of Policy Sonar, says Silvio Berlusconi is likely to try and turn his community service into a political opportunity, and that his lack of official successor is hurting his Forza Italia party.

  • Can Forza Italia survive without Berlusconi?  Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    Francesco Galietti, founder and CEO of Policy Sonar, likens Italian politics to a "Machiavellian play" ahead of Berlusconi's court hearing and discusses the impact the electoral reform could have.

  • Is Italian soccer giant AC Milan up for sale? Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 5:56 AM ET

    Italian soccer giant AC Milan is weighing a sale, Bloomberg has reported, citing three sources with knowledge of the matter.

  • Berlusconi ousted from Senate  Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 11:51 AM ET

    Italian Senate has approved the expulsion of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from parliament. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera offers details.

  • Italy... without Berlusconi?  Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Nicola Borri, assistant professor of economics at LUISS University in Rome, says "everybody" expects Silvio Berlusconi to be ousted from the Italian Parliament, and discusses the impact this would have on reforms.

  • Lucio Malan, Italian senator for the PDL, says there is a risk for a "little split" within Berlusconi's PDL party and that the former prime minister would remain leader even if he was expelled from Parliament.

  • Berlusconi wants community service instead of jail Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 3:38 PM ET
    Silvio Berlusconi

    Berlusconi has formally asked to do a year of community service rather than be jailed or put under house arrest after his conviction for tax fraud.

  • Europe's bank restructuring 'positive' for sector Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 12:01 PM ET
    Raffaele Jerusalmi

    The restructuring of Europe's banks will be positive in the end, the head of Italy's main stock exchange told CNBC on Monday.

  • Italian Senate panel votes to expel Berlusconi Friday, 4 Oct 2013 | 10:57 AM ET
    Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

    An Italian Senate committee on Friday recommended that Silvio Berlusconi be expelled from the Senate following his conviction for tax fraud in August.

  • Is this the end of Silvio Berlusconi?  Friday, 4 Oct 2013 | 2:30 AM ET

    Jacopo Barigazzi, co-founder of Linkiesta, says that it is the "beginning of the end" for Silvio Berlusconi, but he could still be popular with voters.

  • He said what?! Silvio Berlusconi's 'greatest' hits Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 8:26 AM ET
    Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

    Silvio Berlusconi is renowned for his off-color remarks and personal scandal.

  • Why Italy's confidence vote is 'crucial'  Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 7:10 AM ET

    Antonio Garcia Pascual, chief euro area economist at Barclays, talks about Italy's key issues including structural reforms and how Wednesday's confidence vote could impact them.

  • Where is Italy heading?  Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    Annalisa Piazza, senior economist at Newedge, comments on the political turmoil in Italy, where up to 20 senators from Berlusconi's PDL party could resign.

  • Italy not 'safe from surprises': Pro  Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Artur Fischer, co-CEO of Borse Berlin, discusses Italy and highlights that center-right Silvio Berlusconi has always been full of surprises and could have some more "weapons" up his sleeve.