Table: Has Berlusconi Lost His Appetite for Change?
Plans to sell stakes in state-owned companies are on hold, and efforts to spur competition in vital sectors such as energy, transport, and telecom have flagged.
Gave up on major overhaul of labor law that would have made it easier to fire workers. Some more modest measures are under debate.
Billions of dollars in promised investment in aging infrastructure--including railways and highways--has been delayed.