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EP: Tajani - Berlusconi's loyalist elected president

Antonio Tajani (63) (EPP, Italy), Silvio Berlusconi loyalist is to lead the European Parliament for the next two and a half years, being elected in an elaborate, but highly symbolical procedure in the fourth round by simple majority. 291 more words


MEP Tajani for European Parliament president

Anna van Densky OPINION

The promotion of the former EU Industry top civil servant Antonio Tajani (Italy, EPP) from Barroso’s Commission to the position of the European Parliament president, once again demonstrates the failure of the institution to  renew. 560 more words


Vivendi Announces Plans to Raise Its Stake in Mediaset to 30%

In a further escalation of hostilities between two European TV giants, Vincent Bollore’s Vivendi announced Monday that it was planning to raise its stake in Silvio Berlusconi’s Mediaset to 30% of shareholding and voting rights – the upper limit above which Vivendi would be legally obliged to launch a takeover bid. 244 more words


5 Key Questions About the Vivendi/Mediaset Faceoff Pitting Vincent Bolloré and Silvio Berlusconi

In the past two days, French media conglomerate Vivendi has swiftly snapped up 20% of Italian broadcaster Mediaset in a surprise move that pits two European media tycoons and former friends against each other: renowned corporate raider Vincent Bolloré  and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. 757 more words


Italian Prime Minister Resigns After Populist Party Led By Former Comedian Wins Referendum

In yet another swing of the European political pendulum, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned on Monday after a crushing defeat in the country’s referendum on Sunday. 506 more words

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America has elected its own Berlusconi. Now it's about to repeat Italy's biggest mistake

Just like Italy in 1994, the US has elected a brash, attention-seeking, entrepreneur-turned-savior of the nation as head of its government. The uncanny similarities between Donald Trump and Silvio Berlusconi have prompted  909 more words