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Berlusconi denied passport for EPP congress

Ex-premier's passport confiscated after tax-fraud conviction

04 March, 13:43
Berlusconi denied passport for EPP congress (ANSA) - Milan, March 4 - A Milan court has refused to give Silvio Berlusconi permission to leave Italy for the congress of the European People's Party (EPP), which the ex-premier's Forza Italia (FI) party belongs to, in Dublin on Thursday and Friday, judicial sources said Tuesday. Berlusconi's passport was confiscated after a definitive tax-fraud conviction last year. The three-time premier, who faces several other legal tangles, was also denied a request to leave Italy for a meeting of the EPP in Brussels in December.