Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi landed in hot water again after joking that Italy's doors were only open to attractive immigrants, The Sun reported Saturday.
The gaffe-prone politician, 73, held immigration talks Friday with Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha.
Berisha looked uncomfortable as Berlusconi joked at a press conference, "We will only accept pretty girls from Albania."
Opposition lawmaker Paola Pellegrini slammed the quip, calling Berlusconi "an indecorous old man."
Berlusconi was also facing a fresh sex scandal in his government Saturday as accusations that one of his right-hand men was offered "megagalactic" sex parties in return for illegally awarding public contracts, The Times of London reported.
Guido Bertolaso, 59, the head of the Civil Protection Agency, who became a national hero for overseeing the rescue efforts after the earthquake in Abruzzo last year, offered to resign twice this week after prosecutors said that he was under investigation over alleged sex parties and bribes for public contracts.