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What should we do about Berlusconi?

By Manneken Pis   September 2003

Will Spain lead a “littles” revolt? The Italian presidency of the EU has barely started, but it is already a good bet that Silvio Berlusconi will not achieve his main goal. That is to complete the intergovernmental conference on the European constitution before the chimes of midnight on 31st December-so allowing the EU to be refounded through a new treaty of Rome and the name of Berlusconi to be etched forever into the history books. The conference will kick off on 4th October and the Italians are bravely saying that they expect to wrap it up quickly. But the more…

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