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No, it stands for pubblico ministero = public prosecutor.

But de Gondi might consider to spell it out at other times due to the consusion with the common English acronym for Prime Minister.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri Nov 24th, 2006 at 03:29:25 AM EST
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Thanks, DoDo. Will do so in future.

I think the more important news out of Italy is the annual budget law that passed the Senate yesterday without the crucial votes of the Life Senators. It was very important for the Prodi coalition and the financial health of ailing Italy- and substantiates Berlusconi's private dinner conversation reported here the other day that the Prodi coalition will hold.

Another news item is the death of Litvinenko in London last night. eternalcityblues has a good diary on the Litvinenko poisoning.  

by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Fri Nov 24th, 2006 at 04:04:55 AM EST
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Yes and as his death-bed testament is all over the headlines and will make huge waves including/especially at EU/Russia level I'll update - useful to have an ongoing thread already up with all the previous background.

"Ignoring moralities is always undesirable, but doing so systematically is really worrisome." Mohammed Khatami
by eternalcityblues (parvati_roma aaaat libero.it) on Fri Nov 24th, 2006 at 08:54:46 AM EST
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There is an interesting and long piece in the Evening Standard today hidden behind the "the Kremlin did it" headline.

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Nov 24th, 2006 at 09:46:33 AM EST
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Here's the Link to eternalcityblues diary.
by Fran on Fri Nov 24th, 2006 at 10:31:07 AM EST
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