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Germany calls on Italy's 'sense of responsibilty'

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Germany's leaders said over the weekend they were confident that Italian politicians would act responsibly and continue structural reforms following an inconclusive election last week.

 

After meeting with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on Friday, Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed confidence in Italian politicians' "sense of responsibility," her spokesman said.

 

Echoing this, Germany's Economy Minister and Vice Chancellor Philipp Rösler on Saturday urged Italians to stay the course laid out by the outgoing government under Mario Monti.

 

"Italy, as a major European economy, has a great responsibility. There is no alternative to the policy of structural reforms," he told German weekly Focus. "I'm confident that those responsible in Italy recognize the importance of (preserving) stability."

 

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F..k you Merkel! Your days are over, you are like Hitler in the Berlin's bunker...

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The Italian election was conclusive in that a majority of Italians voted for something other than the status quo of punitive austerity measures. The responsible path for Italian politicians would probably be to look after the best interests of their people, instead of kowtowing to foreign bankers and politicians, who are prepared to sacrifice the lives and livelihoods of anyone for the sake of their dream of a federal EU.

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If you hate it here so much, why don't you go back to Italy. You know, since it's so wonderful there?

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"Italy's sense of responsibility" == "preserving German politicians' ability to avoid making decisions" + "demand for Italian politicians to ignore their electorate/subvert democracy"

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If you hate it here so much, why don't you go back to Italy. You know, since it's so wonderful there?

 

Silly comment really and this can be applied to any nationality.

 

It's not about hating the country where you live, it's about not being treated as doormats while you're abroad. As you can see on this boards, racists are quick to pick up a country's government mistakes to demote their citizens.

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My german is not that good but allow me to translate what Frau Merkel said: "Hey fellow italian politicians, do something! This crazy guy wants to mess up with the current bank/financial/mafioso system. Do something now or you forgot that Deutsche Bank has a huge debt and DB is the main financial supporter of my party?!

So move your fat, corrupted asses and neutralize this (other) comedian!"

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Does it really matter what the clowns in Italy or the clowns on TT or for that matter the clowns in Berlin say? Some are polite and some others are not. All say something we don't like to hear.Maybe you need to listen to Nobel prize winners to get a closer viewpoint.

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/listening-to-european-voters--rejection-of-austerity-by-joseph-e--stiglitz

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F..k you Merkel! Your days are over, you are like Hitler in the Berlin's bunker...

I'm surprised this site has managed to get the attention of Berlusconi's propaganda team. I'm sadly less surprised that some fuckwit is screaming his hatred at the country which will be paying for his country's ignorance, stupidity, and general irresponsibility. You may have heard of this country: it's the one where people ignored seismologists and let a big chunk of Pompeii be destroyed, then got pissed off and threatened to jail seismologists because their next round of predictions weren't tabloidish enough.

 

So why exactly are you living in a country you hate so much?

 

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Hold on, I see many rants here about Germany, the Germans and life in Germany, but when the rant comes from some South European country then it's not tolerated. So, it's double standards then.

 

I don't agree with the tone of the poster but it's a fact many people had to relocate because their country's (unelected and technocratic) government has adopted a policy of austerity dictated by Berlin. I don't think that Merkel is a nazi (and actually I think she's doing a good job of fending off the extreme right wing in her own party) but she's been pursuing an interventionist agenda for the last four years.

 

Both here and in real life, I won't let anybody treat me like a toilet because of my nationality.

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I just think German politicians should stop messing with our electoral stuff, they just obtain a bad rep among the italian population and absolutely zero additional negotiation power with whoever will be the next prime minister.

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F..k you Merkel! Your days are over, you are like Hitler in the Berlin's bunker...

 

Internet trolls are a new breed of scumbag.

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Hold on, I see many rants here about Germany, the Germans and life in Germany, but when the rant comes from some South European country then it's not tolerated.

I think your spell-checker missed "non-politically-motivated rants from native English-speaking people whose home contries' economies aren't dependent on Herr Germany Our Saviour". Tools > Options > Spelling > Language > Dictionaries

 

 

I don't agree with the tone of the poster but it's a fact many people had to relocate because their country's (unelected and technocratic) government has adopted a policy of austerity dictated by Berlin.

Waaaaaaay too much stupid here to bat down with a single page-long sentence.

 

You "don't agree with the tone of the poster" but you agree with his sentiments, namely that Germany should pay for Italy being an idiot.

 

You channel this site's very own special village idiot by writing "it's a fact" when it is no such thing other than your blitherings.

 

You admit that you and other "people had to relocate", because shit is SO bad back home that being a forinjer is the better option, but you also think that the country which accepted your forinjer ass now needs to placate you.

 

You claim that Germany -- that awful country (the one you was fer before you was agin before you was fer agin) is making demands that your country stop wasting money on shit you don't need that your people don't need and won't use. Just like our complaints about places like Greece and their fucking waving-our-dicks-at-Turkey battleships they couldn't afford. When the grown-ups are paying for the party, the children have to accept that maybe the "energy drink" served at your unnecessary keep-me-up-all-hours party will be the shitty Metro-brand version and not blue-and-silver Red Bull.

 

I will tl;dr/EILI5 for you: Our money, our rules. Don't like it, fuck off and pay for your own fucking party.

 

woof.

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For the n-th time, the italian economy HAS NEVER BEEN dependent on the German national state for monetary support since the inception of the Euro. NEVER. This is an implicit claim made by German politicians in order to leverage their political position in an EU setting, but it's supported by zero facts. Even Monti, the meekest politician ever, has tried more than once to straighten up this fact in the EU setting.

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What the medias say, all over Europe, and what a politician in charge has said is a different story. So which german politician in charge has said what you claim and when, FDG?

 

And when it comes to inapropriate remarks of Mr. Steinbrück--- he is free to say what he thinks. Just like son many others who bitch on Mrs Merkel I(not my friend BTW)

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@FDG

 

So all this pressure for Euro-Bonds, the wish to distribute the credit risk to other countries, that never really happened?

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Distributing credit risk to other countries is only fair, if those risks were imposed by a particular joint monetary policy that favours other parties.

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@FDG

 

So all this pressure for Euro-Bonds, the wish to distribute the credit risk to other countries, that never really happened?

 

So? Euro Bonds are not there and are unlikely to be realized in the near-to-mid future, and German banks are those that have actually received the largest help(since they invested so much in Spain and Greece). So far, no money has been given to Italy, this is the reality.

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You admit that you and other "people had to relocate", because shit is SO bad back home that being a forinjer is the better option, but you also think that the country which accepted your forinjer ass now needs to placate you.

But all of this could have been avoided with a better joint fiscal and monetary policy, whose principal opposition exists in Germany. Consequently, Eurozone economic refugees coming to Germany are merely claiming their due compensation.

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