L’Economist annuncia di aver vinto la causa intentata dal premier Berlusconi che aveva accusato il settimanale britannico di averlo diffamato. Nel 2001 Berlusconi aveva avviato una causa legale per l’articolo ‘An Italian Story’. La copertina titolava: ‘Perche’ Berlusconi e’ inadatto a governare l’Italia’. ‘Una Corte milanese – dichiara il settimanale – lo obbliga ad assumersi i costi legali sostenuti dall’Economist’.
In July 2001 Silvio Berlusconi, then prime minister of Italy, launched a lawsuit in Italy alleging that The Economist had defamed him in its article “An Italian Story“, which appeared in our April 26th 2001 issue. The magazine cover bore the title: “Why Silvio Berlusconi is unfit to lead Italy”. We are pleased to announce that the Court in Milan has issued a judgment rejecting all Mr Berlusconi’s claims and requiring him to make a payment for costs to The Economist. The full judgment, in Italian, is available here. The Economist will not be making any further comment. Mr Berlusconi is once again prime minister of Italy.