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Italian firms struggle to stay afloat as election looms

Italians go to the polls this weekend to vote in an early general election that may be crucial, not just to the third largest economy in the Eurozone, but to the fate of Europe itself.

The BBC's Katya Adler has been travelling by train through northern and central Italy to try to get a sense of what Italians think before the vote.

In Florence in Tuscany, she found struggling businesses and high unemployment.

  • 20 Feb 2013
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