Photo Gallery: Helpless in a Sea of Debt
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Photo Gallery: Helpless in a Sea of Debt

Absent in the Euro Crisis Political Paralysis Prevails in Italy

Italy's partners in Europe are angered by Rome's apparent inability to bring its debt mess into order. Silvio Berlusconi's failures and a state of political paralysis have allowed the country to slide to the center of the European financial crisis. The opposition appears to be powerless and many wonder if the Italians are still capable of solving their problems on their own.
Translated from the German by Ella Ornstein