Politics Silvio Berlusconi

  • Why Italy's confidence vote is 'crucial'

    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?

    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

    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.

  • Italy on the edge

    All five members from Silvio Berlusconi's party announced their resignation on Saturday, plunging the country back into political uncertainty, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • What to expect from Italy

    Federico Santi, Italy associate at Eurasia, discusses the political situation in Italy where early elections are still "the most likely outcome" and highlights the "defections" from Berlusconi's PDL party.

  • Mussolini flashback in Letta vote

    Francesco Giavazzi, professor of economics at Bocconi University, compares the confidence vote for Italian prime minister Enrico Letta to when members of the fascist party voted against Mussolini and fascism.

  • Just as you thought the crisis in Europe was over and markets seem to be enjoying confidence and stability, along comes another curve ball.

  •  Announcing resignations is a 'political sport' in Italy: Pro

    Wolfango Piccoli, managing director at Teneo Intelligence, tells CNBC that Silvio Berlusconi is posturing and is aware how precarious Italy's economic situation is.

  • Silvio Berlusconi vowed on Wednesday to remain at the center of Italian politics even if expelled from parliament because of a tax fraud conviction.

  • Moleskine CEO: Bigger worries than Italy

    Arrigo Berni, CEO of Moleskine, discusses the political situation in Italy, and says events at a global or European level have more impact on Italians than domestic events do.

  • European markets close mixed

    CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, as Italian markets post gains amid uncertainty over Berlusconi's political future.

  • Italian politics no major concern: strategist

    Guy Foster, group strategist at Brewin Dolphin, discusses the political situation in Italy, and explains how it's no longer such a destabilising factor for the market.

  • Monti: Berlusconi more responsible now than before

    Mario Monti, Italy's former prime minister, expects Berlusconi's party to remain in the coalition even if Berlusconi is forced to leave and discusses the current government and what it now needs to do.

  • European shares closed lower on Monday, as investors remained unease over when U.S. Federal Reserve might start scaling back its stimulus program.

  • Can Italy afford another government to fall?

    Silvio Berlusconi has said he still supports Italy's coalition government, saying it must continue. Julia Chatterley has more from Milan.

  • Mediaset CFO: We're seeing good signs in advertising

    Marco Giordani, CFO of Mediaset, tells CNBC that advertising sales have turned around in July after 21 months of decline.

  • Mediaset: Berlusconi has no influence on the company

    Marco Giordani, CFO of Mediaset, tells CNBC that the relationship between Mediaset and Berlusconi is a normal one between company and shareholder.

  • A top executive for the media company at the center of Silvio Berlusconi's tax fraud conviction said the billionaire politician did not play any role in running the company he founded.

  • Italy's supreme court rejected Berlusconi's final appeal and upheld his jail sentence in a blow to the former prime minister that could throw the country's government into crisis.

  • Can Italy's government survive without Berlusconi?

    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.