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Endangering Europe Berlusconi Locked in Risky Vendetta with Minister

The Italian government is struggling to fend off a financial crisis but Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his Finance Finister Guilio Tremonti have descended into a personal feud that is putting not just the country, but all of Europe, at risk. If the minister were to quit, the markets would erupt in turmoil.
Not the best of friends: Italian Finance and Economy Minister Giulio Tremonti (L) at a news conference with Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in August.

Not the best of friends: Italian Finance and Economy Minister Giulio Tremonti (L) at a news conference with Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in August.

REUTERS