|"Now, look at you" seems to say François Hollande|
Mr Holland, while speaking publicly in Brussels (see photo), declared he saw “very low chance“ for the “chevalier” (Berlusconi is a Labour's Knight, having been awarded the Order of Merit for Labour) of winning a term and replacing Mario Monti as head of Italian government.
"I don't take his words saying he abandoned his candidature seriously. What he says one day is not necessarily true the day after," Hollande added, clearly stating his stance towards the Italian media magnate “re-entering the field”. In this stance Hollande does not show any improvement in the relationship with Berlusconi, compared to Nicolas Sarkozy's days (watch the video on our YouTube's Berluschannel).
He is just one of the political figures standing in line to show their scorn for the disgraced former Italian prime minister and AC Milan president. As the internal forces of his own party are busy fighting against each other (see our blog's post on the subject), the stand against Berlusconi seems to be a widespread sentiment across Europe, where it's almost impossible to find a soul willing to back the Italian media tycoon.
Barack Obama clearly prefers Monti to him, Angela Merkel does not seem to take the Italian Silvio seriously (how could she after he played hide and seek in Trieste's Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia - Unity of Italy Square - back in November 2008? Here's the footage of Italian TV news service). Not funny, might be thinking Silvio.
|Is Silvio beginning to feel uncomfortable at all?|
Joseph Daul, member of the European People's Party (EPP, from which Silvio Berlusconi nicked the idea of People of Liberty), reproached Berlusconi attacks to Mario Monti, and allegedly also two-thirds of Berlusconi's PdL (People of Liberty party) is against its creator, starting from the group leader in European Parliament, Mario Mauro. For some reasons only the women of Strasbourg's branch of PdL seem to stay loyal to the bunga-bunga leader.
Giulio Tremonti (previously economics minister in Berlusconi’s government), stated (as reported by The Telegraph) that it was a scandal, that an unprecedented degree of interference in Italy’s sovereign affairs was in progress. “Even the prime minister of Albania has advised us to vote in a certain way,” he said, wearily.