Berlusconi says foreign-contract probes economic 'suicide'
Only governments, firms 'should intervene' in agreements12 February, 13:52
Earlier on Tuesday Giuseppe Orsi, the head of Italian defence and aerospace giant Finmeccanica, was arrested as part of a probe into allegations bribes were paid to secure a contract for the sale to the Indian government of 12 helicopters. "Everyone knows that as well as the tenders, agreements between governments are also involved," Berlusconi told ANSA.
"The fact that there is the risk of magistrates intervening I consider to be economic suicide".