Registered: Aug 2011
11-08-11 03:27 PM
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Berlusconi dozes off as country falls to pieces
By: Agencies Date: 2011-11-07 Place: Paris
The Italian PM had to be nudged twice by officials as he was caught napping during the G20 summit talks
World leaders looked on in horror as Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi fell asleep while they discussed how to stop Italy becoming the next victim of the eurozone crisis yesterday.
During G20 summit talks in France, the 75-year-old twice had to be nudged by officials to wake him up.
Berlusconi dozed off as leaders including US President Barack Obama, Britain's PM David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and France's President Nicolas Sarkozy urged the Italian leader to do more to save his country from bankruptcy.
A diplomat at the talks said, 'There is widespread concern that Berlusconi is not in control of events in Italy. He fell asleep twice during the talks. It caused considerable alarm among his officials. They had to wake him up by giving him a nudge. Other leaders sitting around the table couldn't help but notice.'
Berlusconi later produced an angry outburst against the single currency, saying, "Italians have been impoverished since the introduction of the euro."
Can you blame a guy who falls asleep during the G20 meeting? Seriously.