The World from Berlin 'Should Berlusconi Not Deliver, the Euro Could Fall'

French and German demands for austerity in Italy have put Prime Minister Berlusconi in a tight spot. Italian newspapers are reporting that he may call new elections as a result. German commentators agree that it is time for Berlusconi to go, but that Merkel and Sarkozy were wrong to chide him.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi may soon be facing new elections.

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi may soon be facing new elections.

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-- Charles Hawley