As part of one of the four cases currently against him, Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi appears in court on charges of corruption and attacks his prosecutors again.
Roberto Maroni announces that an electoral pact signed between his Lega Nord party and Silvio Berlusconi's People of Freedom party explicitly rules out Berlusconi assuming the Prime Minister of Italy position again.
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is sentenced to four years imprisonment for fiscal fraud. [http:--www.agi.it-flash-news-201210261702-pol-ren1058-berlusconi_sentenced_to_4_years_for_fiscal_fraud (AGI)]date=August 2019
Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi narrowly wins a key budget vote in the Italian Parliament, but loses his parliamentary absolute majority as both allied and opposition politicians call on him to resign.
Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking alongside Silvio Berlusconi in Italy where he is rallying opposition to the possible recognition of a Palestinian state, expresses a wish for improved relations with Turkey after last year's killing of Turks by Israeli commandos during the Gaza flotilla raid in international waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi is defeated in several referendums. He admits "we must probably say goodbye to... nuclear power" after his attempts to have people boycott a referendum on the issue prove unsuccessful.