Friday, 16 September 2011

Addio Roma - Benvenuto Bruxelles!

                             Addio Roma - Benvenuto Bruxelles!

Italy has this year celebrated its 150 years of unification in grand style. Even EU poet "president" Herman van Rompuy joined in the celebrations by writing this haiku:

From the multitudes to unity
After a century-long journey
Together forever

But now it appears that Berlusconi´s foreign minister, former EU comissioner Franco Frattini, thinks that the country´s sovereignty and unity after all is not that important:

In a rare federalist outing, Frattini, a former European commissioner, may have given an indication of how serious the eurozone debt crisis is perceived in Rome.
"Different countries have different views on European federalism, but Italy is ready to give up all the sovereignty necessary to create a genuine European central government," Frattini told the Süddeutsche Zeitung on Wednesday (14 September).

Read the entire article here

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