Thugs in high places
“European Parliament leaders have demanded a formal apology from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi over his “Nazi guard” remarks to a German MEP.
If they do not get such an apology by 1230 GMT on Thursday they will consider breaking off relations with the European Council, headed by Mr Berlusconi”
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“Some political groups in the European Parliament and the leading European media have questioned the suitability of Mr Berlusconi, facing persecution for bribing judges, money laundering, tax evasion, false accounting and association with the Mafia, to lead Europe.
Italy’s Presidency <of the European Council> started just hours after the Milan court trying a corruption case against Mr Berlusconi had challenged a controversial law granting the prime minister immunity. Judges believe that the law is unconstitutional and have asked Italy’s Constitutional Court to rule over this issue.”
A European-born friend opines, “Berlusconi isn’t on the fringes of mafia, Berlusconi is mafia”.