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  • Jonathan Hopkin, reader in comparative politics at LSE, tells CNBC that the Italian government can't survive without the votes of Berlusconi's PDL party.

  • Why do Italians like Silvio Berlusconi?     Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 2:40 AM ET

    Geoff Andrews, author of 'Not a Normal Country: Italy after Berlusconi', talks to CNBC about whether Silvio Berlusconi will ever leave Italian politics.

  • Europe Is Relatively Stable: Pro     Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 3:00 AM ET

    Robert Quinn, director of S&P Capital IQ, tells CNBC that the European markets are being influenced by factors outside of Europe.

  • Berlusconi Supporters Protest His Conviction     Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 2:19 AM ET

    Hundreds gathered in Rome to protest against the conviction of the former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

  • Berluscino Sentenced to 7 Years in Jail     Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 11:51 AM ET

    CNBC's Claudia Pensotti, reports from Milan where Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's former prime minister, was found guilty of having sex with a minor and abusing his power.

  • Italy's Berlusconi Gets 7 Years for Sex With Minor Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 11:30 AM ET
    Silvio Berlusconi and Ruby El Mahroug

    Italian judges found former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi guilty of having sex with a minor and abuse of power, giving him seven years in jail and imposing a lifetime ban on holding office.

  • Wolfango Piccoli, managing director at Teneo Intelligence, tells CNBC that Silvio Berlusconi's Bunga Bunga trial is overstated and will have minimal impact on Italian politics.

  • Prosecutor Seeks Six-Year Jail Term for Berlusconi Monday, 13 May 2013 | 11:58 AM ET
    Silvio Berlusconi

    An Italian prosecutor is seeking a six-year jail sentence for former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for allegedly having sex with an underage nightclub dancer.

  • Berlusconi Tax Fraud Sentence Upheld Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 12:27 AM ET

    A Milan appeals court upheld a four-year sentence for tax fraud against former prime minister and center-right leader Silvio Berlusconi on Wednesday.

  • Italian President Giorgio Napolitano

    Napolitano rescued Italy in 2011 by replacing Berlusconi with technocrat Mario Monti. Italy's fate once again depends on the man affectionately known as "King George."

  • Italy's Letta Wins French Backing for Focus on Growth Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 2:08 AM ET

    Italy's new Prime Minister Enrico Letta won French backing on Wednesday for calls to spur economic growth alongside budget rigor.

  • Italy's Prime Minister Wins Confidence Vote Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 11:25 PM ET
    New Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta

    Italy's new Prime Minister Enrico Letta won his first vote of confidence in parliament on Monday after promising to press for a change to the European Union's focus on austerity.

  • Italy Will Die From Austerity Alone: Prime Minister Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 11:19 AM ET

    Italy must focus on reviving its economy and it will lobby its European partners to obtain more growth-oriented policies at the EU level, new Prime Minister Enrico Letta said in his maiden speech to parliament on Monday.

  • Italy Government Could Be Agreed Saturday: Sources Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 9:31 AM ET

    Italian prime minister-designate Enrico Letta could announce a new government on Saturday and go before parliament to spell out its program early next week, political sources said on Friday.

  • Has the Status Quo Returned to Italy?     Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 1:40 AM ET

    David Lea, senior analyst at Control Risks, tells CNBC in the long game Beppe Grillo may be empowered as the only opposition in Italy but in the short-term he is out in the cold.

  • Italy's President Invites Letta to Form Government Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 7:03 AM ET

    President Giorgio Napolitano has given Enrico Letta, deputy head of the center-left Democratic Party (PD), a mandate to try to form a new government, according to news wires on Wednesday.

  • Italy's Napolitano Could Name New PM Today Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:51 AM ET
    Italian President Giorgio Napolitano

    Italy's president held urgent talks on Tuesday aimed at naming a prime minister to head a coalition government and end two months of post-election stalemate.

  • For Italy, Maybe Some Order From all the Chaos Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 5:14 PM ET
    Victor Emmanuel II Monument in Rome, Italy.

    The re-election of Italy's president has raised the prospect of an end to the stalemate that followed the general election, with a move to form a government foreseen within days.

  • Berlusconi Calls for Broad Government or Early Vote Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 8:04 AM ET
    Silvio Berlusconi

    Buoyed by new opinion polls showing a lead for his center-right coalition, Berlusconi said on Friday Italy must return to the polls quickly unless the center left agrees to govern with him.

  • Italy Still Far From Government, New Elections Loom Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 2:13 AM ET

    A new Italian government is still a long way off and the country may be headed for fresh elections, a senior official of Silvio Berlusconi's center-right party said.