Open Europe Blog

As always Bild Zeitung cuts to the chase. Its headline on the Italian Elections in today’s edition reads “Grand Confusion! Italians elect government of chaos”. For good measure, the online version adds “Will they now destroy our euro”? The “our” in that sentence won’t go down well in all corners of Europe…

Of course the situation is very much developing, but this has the potential to make the relationship between Rome and Berlin far more complicated, and further entrench the eurozone North-South stalemate (as we noted in our pre-election briefing). The subsequent response of the German media and public opinion will be very interesting.

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