Italy Crisis: Berlusconi turns the tables

His supporters insist Italy’s latest political storm has nothing to do with Silvio Berlusconi pulling his ministers out of a fragile coalition, but either way, Europe is worried about the prospect of prolonged wrangling or snap elections. Will yet another institutional crisis further fuel the continent’s wave of anti-establishment sentiment? François Picard and his panel discuss what's at stake.

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  • Francesco SARACENO, Senior Economist, OFCE;
  • Thomas FRIANG, Editor, EuropaNova;
  • Valentin KREILINGER, Research Fellow, Notre Europe;
  • Costas LAPAVITSAS, Professor of Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS);
  • Fabrizio BERTOT, MEP, Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats);
  • Lucio MALAN, Italian Senator, People of Freedom Party.

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    Programme prepared and produced by Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel and Christopher Davis

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