It is the certification – he added – that the most governing today is different from that won the 2008 elections. But this new majority has been defeated in municipal elections, he is in a minority in the country () to this (parliamentary) checking, Berlusconi’s Government has to present itself as outgoing. The j of the PD Group launched a direct message to major partners of Government of Berlusconi, the Northern League (LN) of Umberto Bossi, for whom the loss of Mayor of his fief, Milan, by the candidate of the Party of the Prime Minister, Letizia Moratti, has meant an important drubbing. The center-left has been an extraordinary victory in all Italy, the center-right has had a tragic defeat. Dear friends of the League, we now govern in Milan, Turin, Arcore, Novara, Trieste, Bologna, Gallarate, Venice in short, in all the cities of the North, Franceschini said. For its part, the general Secretary of the PD, Pierluigi Bersani, was confident in an interview to Repubblica Tv that they are close to becoming the first party in the country and said that Italy can not turn around the problems of Berlusconi, to continued uncertainty of whether stays or not in the Government.
22 to 9 the results of municipal elections, whose first round was held on 15 and 16 may, left a balance of 22-9 in the capital of province in favor of the center-left mayors, with significant losses as Naples (South), the third city in the country that Berlusconi intended to remove the progressives. The question now is how will face Prime Minister but, above all, the Northern League, the loss of confidence in their northern strongholds and if this can open a crisis between Berlusconi and Bossi causing the fall of the Executive. Asked by reporters in the lower House, Bossi refused Tuesday make a statement on the municipal elections and its related newspaper, La Padania, asserted that the elections represent a strong and clear message from the people and that it burns the defeat in Milan and Novara. In the morning, Berlusconi, who already ruled out on Monday the possibility of a resignation, again show ironic with the election results during his official trip to Bucharest. I’ve held a meeting: I wanted to fix the date of my funeral, but I have too many commitments in the next few days and, then, we will save it for later, the Prime Minister told reporters at a hotel in the Romanian capital before returning to Rome, where finally meet the leadership of his party this Wednesday. Source of the news: Berlusconi will measure this month its parliamentary support between demands of resignation in Italy
Of the seven most industrialized countries in the world total gross domestic product rose one tenth fewer than in the previous quarter. The euro zone has been the most punished by the figures. United States improves its results. The economy of the more developed countries slowed its growth in the second quarter of the year, when the gross domestic product (GDP) rose one-tenth percent less than in the previous, up 0.2 per cent, as reported on Monday the Organization for cooperation and economic development (OECD). The published data represent the fourth consecutive quarter of slower economic growth in the 34 countries that comprise this club, said the OECD in a statement. The economy of the seven most industrialized countries registered a stagnation, with a 0.2% rise compared to the first quarter, which had had the same increase. By annual comparison, growth in the OECD countries was 1.6%, compared to 2.4% in the first three months of 2011. The euro zone, the most affected the growth slowdown was more pronounced in the euro area than in the United States, where the economy improved their data with respect to the previous quarter.
A few days ago, the statistical office Eurostat announced a slowdown in the economy of the countries of the European Union and the euro zone. The big surprise of the publication of these results was the marked slowdown of the German economy, considered the locomotive of Europe. In the European Union, GDP increased by 0.2% after having progressed by 0.8% in the first three months. Starred in the greater slowdown Germany, where the economy went from grow by 1.3% in the first quarter to 0.1% of the second. France, the second largest European economy, stalled between April and June after having progressed by 0.9% in the first, while United Kingdom went from 0.5% in the first quarter to 0.2%.
The Italian economy, whose GDP grew by 0.3% in the second quarter, He improved with two percentage tenths more than the first. United States improving the eLa economy accelerated in United States, although the OECD warned that it was because of a major review downward its figures in the first quarter. American GDP grew by 0.3% in the second quarter, after having risen in the first 0.1% and not 0.5% announced last June. The Japanese economy was the only one of the seven largest in the world that fell in the second quarter, although the fall went from being 0.9% between January and March to 0.3% between April and June. Source of the news: the OECD confirms the economic slowdown of the richest countries