Belgium-Brussels - There is a spectre haunting Europe; it is the spectre of Berlusconi. The former Italian prime minister, currently appealing a four-year fraud conviction, has decided to make a comeback in 2013. When he left office in 2011, to be replaced by technocrat Mario Monti, he did so in a blaze of negative publicity; talk of sexual impropriety, the infamous ‘bunga-bunga’ parties, a political platform increasingly dominated by personal vanity, manipulation of the medi...

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