There is something which is not going in the right direction for a democracy to have government leaders humiliated by having to spend hours in court while these important international events are taking placeBerlusconi 'humiliated' in court May 02, 2011
His lust for life and his inimitable lifestyle have earned him an incredible international popularity, especially this yearBerlusconi named 'Rock Star of the Year' Nov 24, 2009
There is the possibility of developing extraordinary relations in this areaItaly calls for closer ties in Med Jul 12, 2010
Four trials in Milan for the premier is a situation without precedentBerlusconi skips opening of his tax trial Feb 28, 2011
There is a request circulating inside my party for a parliamentary committee of inquiry to look into whether there is a conspiracy inside the judiciaryBerlusconi: 'No proof or motive' May 09, 2011
III – Lombardy I, Milan (1996–2006) XIX – Campania I (2006–2008) XVIII – Molise (2008–current)
Silvio Berlusconi (Italian pronunciation: ( listen); born 29 September 1936) is an Italian politician, the current Prime Minister of Italy, as well as an entrepreneur. He is also known under the nickname Il Cavaliere (literally, The Knight), due to the knighthood Order of Merit for Labour which he received in 1977.
He is the longest-serving post war Prime Minister of Italy, and third longest-serving since the creation of Italy, after Benito Mussolini and Giovanni Giolitti. He held this position on three separate occasions: from 1994 to 1995, from 2001 to 2006 and currently since 2008. Technically, Berlusconi has been sworn in four times because after a cabinet reshuffle, as happened with Berlusconi in 2005, the new ministry is sworn in and subjected to a vote of confidence. He is the leader of the People of Freedom political movement, a centre-right party he founded in 2009. As of November 2009, he is the longest-serving current leader of a G8 country. As of 2011, Forbes magazine has ranked him as the 118th richest man in the world with a net worth of US$7.8 billion.