Italy’s constitutional court has rejected former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s challenge to a four-year jail sentence and five-year ban from public office handed to him in 2012 for tax fraud on TV rights bought by his Mediaset media empire.
Latest update: 05/12/2011
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Merkozy's Europe (part 2)
The French president and the German Chancellor promise to sort out the euro by the weekend, with a bold reform ratified by March, but that's only "a facade", warns British MEP Andrew Duff.
- Andrew DUFF. MEP Liberal Democrats - from Brussels;
- Christophe ROBEET. France 24 European Affairs Editor;
- Thierry MARCHAL-BECK. President, 'Movement of Young Socialists';
- Isabell HOFFMAN. Project Manager, Europe's Future program, Bertelsmann Foundation - By phone from Gütersloh , Germany.