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a monetary penalty imposed in criminal matters. Itmaybe accepted in instalments, and in some cases, essentially based on means, the court may remit (extinguish) the fine. In the UK there are maximum levels of fines laid down for certain offences. Some levels are changed every so often in accord with the change in the value of money. There are sometimes statutory equivalent periods of imprisonment laid down for failure to pay fines.
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D'un jour a l'autre II, 1938, Leonor Fini, oil on canvas, 92x 73cm.
Nel secondo caso, quello previsto dal Codice attuale per le fondazioni non autonome, si tratta invece di redditi di beni che vengono amministrati per i fini. I beni cioe, nel secondo caso, vengono considerad solo in quanto producono redditi.
"In this area, Johnny set a standard that allowed all of us to see what could be accomplished," Fini said.
The vote of confidence that just took place finalized Berlusconi's divorce with the leader of the Italian right, Fini. In both cases, Berlusconi won, but he has paid a heavy price.
Applause broke out and Mr Fini quickly ended the session.
The scuffles that forced the brief suspension of voting broke out as one of Mr Fini's defectors announced her vote in favour of Mr Berlusconi.
Italo Bocchino, a spokesman for Fini's Future and Freedom movement, said in an interview with La Stampa newspaper that there should now be a national unity government without Berlusconi that could include the centre-left opposition.
Berlusconi and Fini jointly created the People of Freedom Party (PDL) in 2008 to unite the centre-right, but Fini set up his own movement, the Future and Freedom for Italy (FLI), after the prime minister expelled him last July.
"This story has gone around the world and has embarrassed Italy," the Telegraph quoted Fini, the co-founder of the governing People of Freedom party, as saying.
In a statement to the press after talks with Prime Minister Abbas El Fassi, Gianfranco Fini said the Moroccan autonomy initiative "is the only proposal that can be accepted by the European Union and Italy."
Fini highlighted, in a meeting with his Moroccan counterpart Abdelouahed Radi, Morocco's special place in the Mediterranean region as a model for stability, coexistence and tolerance, a statement by the Moroccan Lower House said.
Senators who used to support Fini have finally sided with Berlusconi, thus