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Italy PM Cleared of Conflict of Interest

On May 11, Italy's antitrust authority ruled that Prime Minister Berlusconi did not violate conflict of interest rules when his government approved subsidies to Italians who purchase digital television decoders. While critics of the subsidies claimed that they favored Mediaset SPA, Berlusconi's own television broadcasting empire, the antitrust authority found that the