Northern League's minister for Legislative simplification Roberto Calderoli, right, grimaces as he talks with Interior minister Roberto Maroni, following a meeting with premier Silvio Berlusconi in ... more 
Northern League's minister for Legislative simplification Roberto Calderoli, right, grimaces as he talks with Interior minister Roberto Maroni, following a meeting with premier Silvio Berlusconi in his residence in Rome Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011. Ministers and lawmakers on Monday were debating measures aimed at raising the retirement age to match that of Germany, which is raising its retirement age to 67 for anyone born after 1964. However, any change in Italy's retirement age will face fierce resistance from Berlusconi's main political ally, the Northern League, whose constituency includes workers in Italy's productive north. Unions also oppose raising the pension age, as the European Union demanded Italy introduce tough new measures to spur economic growth. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Pier Paolo Cito
Tue, Oct 25, 2011 8:13 AM EDT