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Italy’s Berlusconi Accepts Referendum Defeat

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has acknowledged defeat in opposition-backed referendums aimed at blocking the revival of nuclear energy and abolishing a law exempting government ministers from attending trials against them. Mr. Berlusconi said Monday the government will accept the clear result of the vote on the four referendums. The other two involved plans to […]

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Berlusconi Says Nuclear Energy “Probably” Out in Italy

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says Italy will “probably” have to give up plans to return to nuclear power as the country holds a referendum on the issue. Italians are in the final stretch of two days of voting on a referendum that seeks to block the revival of nuclear energy. Berlusconi’s government had opposed […]

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Bosnian Serb Lawmakers Scrap Controversial Referendum

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Bosnia’s Serb Republic parliament has voted against holding a disputed referendum on the region’s future. Bosnian Serb officials had planned to hold the referendum this month, asking people in the region whether they accepted the federal judiciary and an international envoy overseeing Bosnia’s fragile peace. The Bosnian Serb Assembly shelved the planned referendum Wednesday following […]

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