Politics Silvio Berlusconi

  • SANTA MARGHERITA, Italy, July 3- Italian broadcaster Mediaset kept its door open on Wednesday to a possible merger with German equity partner ProSiebenSat.1 Media but said the Italian group's plan to create a pan-European media alliance took priority. ProSiebensat likes us but there are other possibilities in Europe, "he said in the coastal town of Santa...

  • *Berlusconi-controlled Mediaset to rehouse group in Amsterdam. Mediaset, controlled by the family of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, said a Dutch shell company would carry out a reverse takeover of both Mediaset, and Madrid- listed Mediaset Espana, issuing shares to owners of both. The family's voting rights, however, would be just above 50 percent,...

  • MILAN, June 7- Italian broadcaster Mediaset unveiled on Friday a corporate overhaul that would put the group, including its main overseas subsidiary in Spain, under a Dutch holding company and in a better position to pursue pan-European media alliances.

  • *Move to Netherlands could help possible deal with ProSiebenSat. MILAN, June 7- Italian broadcaster Mediaset is likely to move its legal headquarters to a holding company in the Netherlands as part of a reorganization that could help pave the way to creating a pan-European TV company, two sources close to the matter said. Mediaset, controlled by the family of...

  • MILAN/ FRANKFURT, May 31- Broadcasters ProSiebenSat.1 and Mediaset denied a newspaper report on Friday that they were in talks on creating a pan-European TV company after the Italian media house bought a 9.6% stake in its German rival this week. The holding company would be based in the Netherlands or Belgium and not in countries such as Italy, Spain or Germany...

  • *Mediaset buys 9.6% stake in Germany's ProSiebenSat.1. MILAN/ FRANKFURT, May 29- Italian broadcaster Mediaset has bought a 9.6% stake in Germany's ProSiebenSat.1, effectively securing a seat at the table in any future discussions on creating a pan-European TV company. The news of the 330 million euro investment follows months of speculation that Mediaset,...

  • *Mediaset buy 9.6% stake in Germany's ProSiebenSat.1. MILAN/ FRANKFURT, May 29- Italian broadcaster Mediaset has bought a 9.6% stake in Germany's ProSiebenSat.1, effectively securing a seat at the table in any future discussions on creating a pan-European TV company. The news of the 330 million euro investment follows months of speculation that Mediaset,...

  • MILAN, May 29- Italian largest commercial broadcaster Mediaset has built a 9.6% stake in German peer ProSiebenSat.1, it said on Wednesday, in a move that could pave the way to the creation of a pan-European TV player and lifted the German company's shares. Mediaset, controlled by former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's holding company Fininvest, has in recent...

  • BRUSSELS, May 28- National parties in the newly elected European Parliament line up in pan-EU groups. Notables: German Chancellor Angela Merkel; outgoing European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker; Italian ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi; Polish EU summit chair Donald Tusk; Hungarian leader Viktor Orban, who is at risk of being expelled for anti-EU...

  • Notables: German Chancellor Angela Merkel; outgoing European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker; Italian ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi; Polish EU summit chair Donald Tusk; Hungarian leader Viktor Orban, at risk of being expelled for anti-EU nationalism. Lead candidate: Frans Timmermans, 58, Dutch, deputy head of European Commission, former foreign...

  • MILAN, May 2- U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group has launched legal action against the chairman and controlling shareholder of Italian publisher RCS Mediagroup over a disputed property sale, a copy of the lawsuit showed. Filed in New York on April 22 and suing RCS Chairman Urbano Cairo directly, the latest action adds to the one Blackstone filed against...

  • MILAN, April 30- Italy's elderly former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was taken to hospital with severe kidney pain on Tuesday and missed a political event by his party whom he is standing for in next month's European Parliament election. Antonio Tajani, president of the European Parliament and deputy chairman of Forza Italia, said doctors advised...

  • MILAN, April 30- Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was hospitalised with severe kidney pain on Tuesday but his political party said the 82- year-old planned to quickly resume campaigning for European Parliament elections due next month. Berlusconi has faded as a political force since being forced to quit as prime minister in 2011 but he still...

  • MILAN, April 30- Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was taken by ambulance to Milan's San Raffaele hospital suffering abdominal pain on Tuesday, a source familiar with the situation said.

  • MILAN, April 30- Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was taken by ambulance to Milan's San Raffaele hospital on Tuesday, newspaper Corriere della Sera reported on its website.

  • MILAN, April 17- Italian media group Mediaset is in talks "with everyone" about a potential cross-border tie-up, the chairwoman of Fininvest, which is the biggest shareholder in the Italian broadcaster, said on Wednesday. Mediaset and Fininvest are "absolutely in favor" of a tie- up, Marina Berlusconi said, adding however that Mediaset's shareholder Vivendi would...

  • MILAN, March 12- Italy's biggest private broadcaster, Mediaset, reported a 4 percent fall in 2018 net revenues on Tuesday, roughly in line with market forecasts, but painted a lacklustre outlook. Full-year 2018 advertising revenue for the group, controlled by the family of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi fell to 3.4 billion euros from 2017, the company...

  • MILAN, March 12- Italy's biggest private broadcaster, Mediaset, reported a 4 percent fall in 2018 net revenues on Tuesday, roughly in line with market forecasts, but painted a lackluster outlook. Full-year 2018 advertising revenue for the group, controlled by the family of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi fell to 3.4 billion euros from 2017, the company...

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel and China's President Xi Jinping are pictured during a press statement at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany on July 5, 2017.

    The European Union's dilly-dallying on trade and investment issues with China is incomprehensible, Michael Ivanovitch writes.

  • Lega far right party leader Matteo Salvini gestures during a press conference held at the Lega headquarter in Milan on March 5, 2018.

    The leader of Italy's right-wing Lega (League) party said the center-right coalition has the "right and duty" to govern the country.