Interior Minister Angelino Alfano (R) speaks with Italy's Prime Minister Enrico Letta on October 2, 2013 at the Senate where Letta delivered a speech before today's confidence vote at the Parliament. - 

Current Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta survived a confidence vote by a wide margin on Wednesday. Stocks are up in the European nation because the government still stands after former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi attempted to bring it down. He backed off after he couldn't rally the votes. 

Marketplace's European bureau chief Stephen Beard joins Marketplace Morning Report host Mark Garrison to discuss. Click the audio player above to hear more.