"Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, set up in the EU elections in may."
"– At my advanced age I have decided to travel to Europe, on the basis of a sense of responsibility, says Berlusconi in a speech in Quartu, Sardinia, reports the Italian news agency Ansa."
"The scandalous 82-year-old has been forbidden to run for public office after he was convicted of tax fraud in 2013, but the ban has now expired. With the ban he could not stand as a candidate in the Italian elections last spring, despite the fact that he continued leading the party Forza Italia."
"Forza Italia went to the Italian elections in a högerallians with the xenophobic Lega as the major partner. In the turmoil that followed the elections left the Lega cooperation to form a government with the populist Femstjärnerörelsen (M5S)."
"Silvio Berlusconi says that he believes that the variegated cooperation between governments is doomed to fail:"