Fears mount over Sicily's sinking economy
With the economic crisis deepening, Italian island is relying on Rome to keep its head above water.
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2012 21:39

There are fresh concerns about Italy's economy, and this time it is the region of Sicily that some consider the trouble spot.

Prime Minister Mario Monti has met local officials who are worried the island is on the brink of bankruptcy.

Al Jazeera’s Claudio Lavanga reports from Palermo.


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