The Italian ambassador to the Czech Republic has asked foreign minister deputy Prime Minister Karel Schwarzenberg to explain an apparent joke he made at Silvio Berlusconi‘s expense, according to Czech Position.In an interview with Czech newspaper Lidové noviny, Schwarzenberg was being asked whether it was wise to allow Italy into the euro in 1999. Schwarzenberg responded:
“Italy appeared better off then. It’s true that the Berlusconi government carries blame that it didn’t manage [to introduce] reforms. Unfortunately, Berlusconi — close your ears — f**ked away that time instead of using it for reforms.”
As you can imagine, given the Italian premier’s notorious and extraordinary libido, the choice of words here carry a lot of weight.
Sources say the meeting took place Monday morning and wasn’t hostile.
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