Berlusconi is already a disappointment …

Recently primier-elected Silvio Berlusconi is not starting out well this time in office either. He is continuing the protectionist policy that has been a normal constituent in Italian politics, whether it is left parties or right-wing parties in charge.

The situation is this; the Italian state owns 49.9 % of the airline company Alitalia, a company that resembles a crisis so bad it should be put into bankruptcy if it wouldn’t be for governmental backing. And now it will get even worse with Berlusconi at the helm. B. just said Alitalia would have to keep its role as Italy’s flagship carrier because of its role bringing tourists to Italy – no matter what. He is now obviously planning to let the Italian taxpayers pay for the rest of the company that is not yet a part of the state budget. “This is a threat”, he said. And he couldn’t be more correct …

Even though the dominating political coalition may call themselves the “House of Freedom” doesn’t mean that they are carrying out political decisions that will bring freedom to the country. Its even clearer now that Italy never can be the “Country of Freedom” with Berlusconi in charge.


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