[167][168] After his resignation in 2011, Berlusconi has become increasingly Eurosceptic,[169] and he is often critical of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. If only one of these nine parties that formed The Union withdrew its support to Prodi, his government would have collapsed. Berlusconi did so,[277] losing versus The Economist, and being charged for all the trial costs on 5 September 2008, when the Court in Milan issued a judgment rejecting all Mr Berlusconi's claims and sentenced him to compensate for The Economist's legal expenses. [236] On 27 November 2013, the Senate voted 192:113 for enforcement of Berlusconi's immediate expulsion and a six-year ban from serving any legislative office. He has interests in cinema and home video distribution (Medusa Film and Penta Film). His declared top priorities were to remove piles of rubbish from the streets of Naples and to improve the state of the Italian economy, which had under-performed the rest of the Eurozone for years. 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Berlusconi launched a massive campaign of electoral advertisements on his three TV networks, and preparing his top advertising salesmen with seminars and screen tests, of whom 50 were subsequently elected despite an absence legislative experience. [9][12] After his ban ended, Berlusconi ran for and was successfully elected as an MEP at the 2019 European Parliament election. [55] In 1996, Berlusconi and his coalition lost the elections and were replaced by a centre-left government led by Romano Prodi.[56]. The inconsistencies of a political case", "Prime Minister's Escapades Finally Raise Eyebrows", "Così papi Berlusconi entrò nella vita di Noemi", "Macché amante. [263][264] In March 2006, on the television channel Rai Tre, in a television interview with Lucia Annunziata during her talk show, In 1/2 h, he stormed out of the studio because of a disagreement with the host regarding the economic consequences of his government. [63], Centrist parties such as the Union of Christian and Centre Democrats immediately conceded The Union's victory, while other parties, like Berlusconi's Forza Italia and the Northern League, refused to accept its validity, right up until 2 May 2006, when Berlusconi submitted his resignation to President Ciampi.[64]. The fast-track trial opened on 6 April and was adjourned until 31 May. Uno di questi è l'indirizzo email necessario per creare un account su questo sito e usarlo per commentare. In 2007, the court case at first-instance had not yet been launched, and the prosecutors dropped the (A) charges against Berlusconi due to the statute of limitations, and for the same reason the (B) charges were narrowed down to the 1994–98 period, in which the prosecutor charged Berlusconi for having committed a personal tax evasion of €7.3 million. [174][175][176], A number of writers and political commentators consider Berlusconi's political success a precedent for the 2016 election of real estate tycoon Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States,[177][178][179] with most noting Berlusconi's panned Prime Ministerial tenure and therefore making the comparison in dismay. The Italian Chamber of Deputies then intervened in the case by passing a decree 22 September 2010, granting all Italian parliamentarians "absolute immunity" for words spoken while elected. She told Italian newspapers that she merely attended dinner at his mansion near Milan. [166] This is decidedly comparable to the political tactics used by Charles De Gaulle in France. [74] During that political congress Berlusconi was elected as Chairman of the People of Freedom by a show of hands. [238] On 19 October, the Milan appeal court ruled that Berlusconi's public office ban should be reduced from five to two years; which was later also confirmed by the Court of Cassation. [312], In the run-up to the 2008 Italian general election, Berlusconi was accused of sexism for saying that female politicians from the right were "more beautiful" and that "the left has no taste, even when it comes to women". [292], Dell'Utri's lawyer, Enrico Trantino, dismissed Giuffrè's allegations as an "anthology of hearsay". Floriano De Angeli, "L'Europeo", n. 49, 1993, In September 2011 in a phone call, he said that the German First Minister, 2004 elections to the European Parliament, snap parliamentary elections held on 13/14 April 2008, President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, trials for corruption, fraud and sex offences, 2019 European Parliament election in Italy, Turkey's application to accede to the European Union, Trials and allegations involving Silvio Berlusconi, Silvio Berlusconi underage prostitution charges, Conflict of interest § Governmental Officials, Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George, "Silvio Berlusconi is back on the Italian political scene. [213] The more detailed court reasoning for acquittal will be published within 90 days, and the prosecutor stated he would then most likely appeal the decision to the Court of Cassation.[214]. Lui, aveva precisato, cioè Silvio Berlusconi, "mi ha sempre trattato come una regina". "[100], On 12 November 2011, after a final meeting with his cabinet, Berlusconi met Italian President Giorgio Napolitano at the Palazzo del Quirinale to tend his resignation. Approval in a referendum is necessary in order to amend the Italian Constitution without a qualified two-thirds parliamentary majority. During that summit the Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini urged his European colleagues to send "visible and concrete" signs to the countries concerned (Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia, Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia, and Albania). Dell'Utri has dismissed Spatuzza's allegations as "nonsense". [106][107] This theory was confirmed by the former Prime Minister of Spain José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. The Italian ambassador in Helsinki was summoned by the Finnish foreign minister. Postponement of date and secret ballot. Silvio Berlusconi è nato a Milano il 29 settembre 1936. Berlusconi demanded a public apology, claiming that for the third time his wife had "done this to me in the middle of an election campaign", and stated that there was little prospect of his marriage continuing. The Lega Nord insisted on a federalist reform (devolution of more power to the regions) as a condition for remaining in the coalition. Gianni Morandi ha distribuito cibo alle persone più bisognose alle Cucine popolari di Bologna, e ha spiegato che significato ha per lui il Natale. [54] One of the most significant promises that he made in order to secure victory was that his government would create "one million more jobs". [226][227], The deliberations of the Senate committee are expected to last for several weeks, before they reach a decision. [118], In January 2019, Berlusconi expressed his intention to run for candidacy in the 2019 European Parliament election in Italy. Both indictments were related to achievement of personal tax evasion, through illicit trade of movie rights between Mediaset and secret fictive foreign companies situated in tax haven nations, causing fictive losses for Mediaset, with the trade gains being accumulated by the foreign companies owned by the indicted tax fraudsters, who ultimately had the gains paid out as personal profit without paying tax in Italy. In December 1994, following the leaking to the press of news of a fresh investigation by Milan magistrates, Umberto Bossi, leader of the Lega Nord, left the coalition claiming that the electoral pact had not been respected, forcing Berlusconi to resign from office and shifting the majority's weight to the centre-left. They were elevated to the status of full national TV channels in 1990, by the so-called Mammì law. [383] In the trial, the prosecution claimed that Berlusconi had paid over 4.5 million euros in total for El Mahroug's services. When a journalist from the Russian paper Nezavisimaya Gazeta asked a question about Mr. Putin's personal relationships, Berlusconi made a gesture towards the journalist imitating a gunman shooting. [75][76][77], Between 2009 and 2010, Gianfranco Fini, former leader of the national conservative National Alliance (AN) and President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, became a vocal critic of the leadership of Berlusconi. [313] In 2008 Berlusconi criticised the composition of the Council of Ministers of the Spanish Government as being too 'pink' by virtue of the fact that it had (once the President of the Council, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, is counted) an equal number of men and women. In a few months [...] I'll be leaving this shit country that makes me sick. "Governo battuto, la mossa del premier "Chiederò io la fiducia alla Camera", "Resoconto stenografico dell'Assemblea Seduta n. 535 di venerdì 14 ottobre 2011. Three parties, Union of Christian and Centre Democrats, National Alliance and New Italian Socialist Party, threatened to withdraw from the Berlusconi government. Il patrimonio complessivo, di Berlusconi e Famiglia, arrivava, al 2016, a oltre sei miliardi di dollari americani. [332], This initiative, launched as Freedom Army, has been immediately nicknamed Silvio's Army by the media, and it was severely condemned, by the Democratic Party, the Five Star Movement and Left Ecology Freedom. [95] After the vote, Berlusconi announced his resignation after Parliament passed economic reforms. Quel giorno, la Fininvest srl aumenta il capitale da 2,5 a 10,5 miliardi. According to The Economist's findings, Berlusconi, while Prime Minister of Italy, retained in effective control of 90% of all national television broadcasting. His political aim was to convince the voters of the Pentapartito, who were shocked and confused by Mani Pulite scandals, that Forza Italia offered both a fresh uniqueness and the continuation of the pro-western free market policies followed by Italy since the end of the Second World War. [124][125] This resulted in a rebalancing of relations between all the Mediterranean countries, to reach equal closeness with them. [132] Investigating Italian parliament members discovered that Central Energy Italian Gas Holding (CEIGH), a part of the Centrex Group, was to play a major role in the lucrative agreement. È un sistema politico in fermento quello cui stiamo assistendo in questi giorni. [196] On 18 July 2014, the Constitutional Court indeed ruled the decree to be unconstitutional and annulled it; meaning that the civil court proceedings against Berlusconi now can continue. Una cifra che una persona normale non guadagnerebbe neanche in 20 vite, Silvio Berlusconi deve cacciarla ogni mese per gli alimenti dell’Ex Moglie. We did, and how! Ι Swear On My Children", "Silvio Berlusconi brands sex claims by Patrizia D'Addario as trash", "Incontri e candidatura Ecco la mia verità", "D'Addario Denies PM's Accusation of Acting on Orders", "Berlusconi to sue left-wing daily for over €1 mln", "Boffo, il supercensore condannato per molestie", "Boffo: "E' una patacca". [98] Many believed that the problems and doubts over Berlusconi's leadership and his coalition were one of the factors that contributed to market anxieties over an imminent Italian financial disaster, which could have a potentially catastrophic effect on the 17-nation eurozone and the world economy. The alleged contacts, according to Cancemi, were to lead to legislation favourable to Cosa Nostra, in particular reforming the harsh 41-bis prison regime. [132][133], Berlusconi is among the most vocal supporters of closer ties between Russia and the European Union. Halonen took the incident in good humour, retorting that Berlusconi had "overestimated his persuasion skills". [356], Berlusconi's lifestyle has raised eyebrows in Catholic circles, with vigorous criticism being expressed in particular by the newspaper Avvenire, owned by the Conferenza Episcopale Italiana (Conference of Italian Bishops). Fare informazione, per noi, non è solo un lavoro ma è amore per la verità. Berlusconi responded to the allegations by saying the jokes were "neither an offence nor a sin, but merely a laugh". [371], MP Gaetano Pecorella proposed to lower the age of majority in Italy to solve the case. Un tempo, il patrimonio personale di Silvio Berlusconi era stimato in circa 7 miliardi di dollari. The Mediaset trial was launched in April 2005, with indictment of fourteen people (including Berlusconi) for having committed:[217][218]. Berlusconi remained as caretaker prime minister for a little over a month, until his replacement by a technocratic government headed by Lamberto Dini. Lega Nord also resented the fact that many of its MPs had switched to Forza Italia, allegedly lured by promises of more prestigious portfolios. [220] The charges were in relation to a scheme to purchase overseas film rights at inflated prices through offshore companies. [98] Umberto Bossi, leader of the Northern League, a partner in Berlusconi's right-wing coalition, was quoted as informing reporters outside parliament, "We asked the prime minister to step aside. [361], On 22 September 2009, after a press conference, Berlusconi declared that he had asked his ministers not to respond anymore to questions regarding "gossip". [269] The publishing group announced it would begin legal proceedings against Berlusconi, given the "criminal and civil relevance" of his remarks. My way. In the lower house, Berlusconi's conservative bloc led by a margin of 9% of the vote: 46.5% (344 seats) to 37.5% (246 seats). As his age exceeded 70 years, he was exempted from direct imprisonment, and instead served his sentence by doing unpaid social community work. Se è vero che sui conti in banca della famiglia Berlusconi ci sono tre miliardi (nessuno, ovviamente, piange per davvero) è anche vero che sarebbero potuti essere il triplo. [163] Contrastingly his supporters compare Berlusconismo to French Gaullism and Argentinian Peronism. "[257][258] The authors of the book Inciucio[259] cite this sentence as evidence for the idea that the Left made a deal with Berlusconi in 1994, in which a promise was made not to honour a law in the Constitutional Court of Italy that would have required Berlusconi to give up one of his three TV channels in order to uphold pluralism and competition. Il Foglio, one of the most influential Italian right-wing newspapers, is partially owned by his former wife, Veronica Lario. [69] Both supporters and critics of the new party called Berlusconi's announcement "the running board revolution". [193][194] During the court proceedings, ex-senator Paolo Rossi (a former member of The Olive Tree party) also testified to have been offered a bribe from Berlusconi by another ex-Senator Antonio Tomassini (a former member of the defunct Christian Democrats), to change political sides and join Berlusconi's center-right bloc, so that they together could cause the fall of the Romano Prodi government in 2006–08. [27] By 1980, Berlusconi had established a relationship with the actress Veronica Lario (born Miriam Bartolini), with whom he subsequently had three children: Barbara (born 1984), Eleonora (born 1986) and Luigi (born 1988). [242], As of 2017, Berlusconi's appeal regarding his six-year public office ban was pending before the European Court of Human Rights.[243]. Soon after the election, however, Casini started to distance his party from its historical allies. [26] During his university studies, he was an upright bass player in a group formed with the now Mediaset Chairman and amateur pianist Fedele Confalonieri and occasionally performed as a cruise ship crooner. Il risultato delle sue indagini fu scoprire che le otto holding hanno prodotto per l’ex presidente del Consiglio (e ai cinque figli) 1,5 miliardi di dividendi per le loro spese personali. Sette holding di famiglia, sei azionisti e un dividendo da 174,5 milioni di euro. Berlusconi's coalition held only two of the regions (Lombardy and Veneto) up for re-election. Dal punto di vista finanziario, lo spartiacque tra il Berlusconi palazzinaro e il Berlusconi tycoon televisivo cade il 6 aprile del 1977. El Mahroug's lawyer said that Mahroug would not be attaching herself to the case as a civil complainant and denies that she ever made herself available for money. Roger Cohen of The New York Times argued, "Widely ridiculed, endlessly written about, long unscathed by his evident misogyny and diverse legal travails, Berlusconi proved a Teflon politician [...] Nobody who knows Berlusconi and has watched the rise and rise of Donald Trump can fail to be struck by the parallels. Che sia meglio o peggio, sia per loro che per noi, nessun può dirlo. [269], On 12 October 2009, Berlusconi during the Confindustria Monza and Brianza members' congress, again invited the industrialists present to join a "widespread rebellion" against a "newspaper that hadn't any limits in discrediting the government and the country and indoctrinating foreign newspapers". [119] In the election, Forza Italia received only 8.8% of votes, the worst result in its history. ... A me non interessa conoscere quanti ne hai tu in tasca, quanti ne ha Bersani ed anche quanti ne ha Berlusconi ed anche perchè Bersani non fa l'insegnante di filosofia, Franceschini non vada a lavorare come facciamo tutti noi. It was vetoed by the Italian President, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. "[293], After the 11 September 2001 attacks in New York, Berlusconi said: "We must be aware of the superiority of our civilisation, a system that has guaranteed well-being, respect for human rights and â€“ in contrast with Islamic countries â€“ respect for religious and political rights, a system that has as its value understanding of diversity and tolerance. Notizie.it è la grande fonte di informazione social. [36], On 5 August 2016, Fininvest announced the signing of a preliminary agreement to sell all of their shares of A.C. Milan to Sino-Europe Sports Investment Management Changxing Co.Ltd. [261] This statement was called by critics "Editto Bulgaro". [195], Berlusconi has repeatedly questioned the legitimacy of the legal degree of the former Operation "Clean Hands" magistrate and leader of the Italy of Values party, Antonio Di Pietro, when he during a 2008 election rally and in an episode of the talk show Porta a Porta in March 2008 he repeatedly claimed that Di Pietro had not obtained his degree by passing the exams, but with the aid of the secret services, in order to have a judge placed in the system to overturn the parties of the so-called First Republic.

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