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EU calls on G20 to help end debt crisis

BRUSSELS — Top EU officials urged on Sunday that an upcoming G20 summit address Europe’s debt crisis, saying that measures taken at a make-or-break eurozone meeting last week were not enough alone to end the crisis. In a letter to G20 leaders, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European…

Berlusconi says opposition ‘ruining’ Italy

STRASBOURG — Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi accused the left-wing opposition of ruining Italy as he met with EU officials in Brussels, a trip critics say was arranged to skirt legal hearings in Rome. Berlusconi told reporters he was travelling to Brussels and Strasbourg “to reassure European institutions” about his government’s…