Europe shrugs at Berlusconi's political ambitions - Article Photos 2/3

Italy's EPP party member Silvio Berlusconi talks to the media at the end of the European People's Party summit, ahead of the EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. In one whirlwind morning, the European Union nations agreed on the foundation of a fully-fledged banking union and Greece’s euro partners approved billions of euros in bailout loans that will prevent the nation from going bankrupt. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)