EU parliament chief tells Italians not to vote for Berlusconi
The German president of the European Parliament, once compared to a Nazi concentration camp guard by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, warned Italians on Thursday not to back the scandal-ridden media tycoon at the ballot box.


Martin Schulz is the latest in a line of German politicians concerned about a possible Berlusconi comeback and its influence on a reform drive that has helped to lift investor confidence in the euro zone. "Silvio Berlusconi has already sent Italy into a tailspin with irresponsible behavior in government and personal escapades," Schulz was quoted as saying. (Reuters)