Silvio Berlusconi is an Italian media magnate and politician. A three-time prime minister of Italy, his career has been marked by a number of scandals.
Born in Milan in 1936, Silvio Berlusconi rose from a middle class background to become one of Italy's wealthiest men. He launched his own cable TV channel in 1974 before starting a career in politics in 1993. He founded the right-wing Forza Italia party and served three times as prime minister (1994-5; 2001-6; 2008-11). He has been embroiled in various sex and corruption scandals during the course of his career. In 2013, he was convicted of tax fraud and barred from seeking office. This is a collection of DW's content on Silvio Berlusconi.
An Italian court has lifted former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's ban from holding office. The 81-year-old could run for prime minister again if talks between M5S and the League collapse and new elections are called.
Silvio Berlusconi's old acquaintance said he would be willing to leave his post at the European Parliament for the prime minister's office. The two have known each other since Tajani co-founded Forza Italia in 1994.