'Fazio affair' meeting set for coming week

The Italian government will discuss how to tackle the controversy surrounding Bank of Italy governor Antonio Fazio at a cabinet meeting on 3 August, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said Friday.

"We didn't discuss the central bank today," Berlusconi said after a meeting Friday of several top ministers. "The cabinet will talk about the matter on Aug. 3."

Calls for Fazio to resign are growing following the publication on Wednesday 27 July of wire-tapped phone conversations showing he had