Latest update: 04/02/2013
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Italy's elections: Why it matters for Europe
It’s now almost one month until the general elections in Italy. Three candidates are taking centre stage: the centre-left’s Pier Luigi Bersani, the outgoing technocrat Mario Monti, and the flamboyant former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Whoever wins this election will lead the eurozone’s third-largest economy. That’s why it matters for the rest of Europe.
With our guests:
- Pino Arlacchi, Italian MEP, Socialists and Democrats;
- Anneli Jäättenmäki, Finnish MEP, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats.
Programme produced by Salima Belhadj