The agony of Berlusconi’s party

Mario Mantovani, the Deputy-Governor and Minister of Health of Lombardy, was arrested on Tuesday on charges of corruption, extortion and tempering with public procurement procedures. Mr Mantovani was one of the last strongmen of Berlusconi’s agonizing Go Italy party. Most of the Cavaliere’s lieutenants defected, the last one being Denis Verdini who was instrumental in … Continue reading

Politics / Society

Political debate gets gross in Italy

The Italian political debate has never been polite, not even in the Byzantine era of the First Republic, but the last days were even less refined than usual. In the Municipal Council of Rome, where the Administration has been under fire for months, the Commissioner for┬áTransportation Stefano Esposito (Democratic Party) loudly swore and was forced … Continue reading