ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER AND INTERIM FOREIGN MINISTER SILVIO BERLUSCONI
GESTURES AS HE MEETS THE PRESS....
Italian Prime Minister and interim Foreign Minister Silvio Berlusconi
stresses a point as he faces the press during his first function at the
foreign ministry January 9, 2002. Berlusconi, who has been battered by
criticism over the resignation of his foreign minister, Renato
Ruggiero, sought to reassure sceptics at home and abroad that his
government was committed to a strong Europe. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez