Abschied: Wolfgang Gönnenwein gestorben

Dirigent Wolfgang Gönnenwein ist tot. Er sei bereits am 26. Juli 2015 im Alter von 82 Jahren gestorben, teilte die Pressestelle der Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele mit. more more

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Between Guatemala and Mongolia

Wednesday 5 April, 2006

Italians go to the polls on Sunday. Do Europeans realise what is at stake, or does Italophilia blind them to Berlusconi's brutal power games? Outside Italy, people fail to see that this "puppet" would already be behind bars in most European countries, and that its legal system and press freedom are on a par with Guatemala and Mongolia. But who could come next? Friedrich Christian Delius paints a dire portrait of Italy's ailing democracy.
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