On April 11, just minutes after the results became clear, Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt said in a statement: “The election results do not just concern Italy.” Verhofstadt gave an unusually frank and rapid show of support for former European Commission President Romano Prodi as opposed to current Italian Prime Minister Umberto Berlusconi, it was reported last week.
“Romano Prodi’s victory is also important for Europe, certainly in this period when a pro-European vision and leadership i...

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