Berlusconi’s back

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Series Details September 2017
Publication Date 18/09/2017
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The Debates feature from Euro|Topics offers English (+ French and German) translations of a selections of articles in European news sources on this topic.

Euro|Topics relaunched their website during 2016. Features published before that date are still available via an archive website (see related url hyperlinks).In the autumn of 2017 former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was back in the political arena again. In a speech delivered in Fiuggi in September 2017 the 81-year-old announced that he wants to lead his party Forza Italia in the next parliamentary elections, which were to take place in March 2018 at the latest.

Italy's commentators examined what kept the man of many comebacks coming back.

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