Italy's EU Presidency Faces Opposition

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, a former billionaire and media magnate charged with bribery, will lead the European Union when Italy takes over the six-month rotating EU presidency. But he faces opposition from some EU leaders, who denounce a new Italian law that gives Berlusconi immunity from prosecution while in office. Hear NPR's Sylvia Poggioli.

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