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Can they fix Italy?

Berlusconi might have other ideas

By Vincenzo Scarpetta  

Enrico Letta, Italy's new Prime Minister. Will his government rebel against austerity? © Andreas C

Is Italy set to become the eurozone’s great anti-austerity rebel? Two days after being sworn in as the new Equal Opportunities and Sports Minister, German-born Josefa Idem said, “it is understandable that the people who are most directly affected by the crisis, and who draw a direct link with the austerity measures, hold an aversion towards [Angela] Merkel.” And Enrico Letta, the new Prime Minister, has said that Italy “would die of fiscal…

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