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In an response to requests from an Italian MP, Prime Minister Mario Monti has given a delightfully detailed account of his New Year’s Eve dinner in an apparent bid to show just how austere he really is.The account of the soiree is posted (in Italian) on the Governo.it website >
In case you’re wondering, Monti held a “simple dinner of a private nature” between 10pm and 12.15, with Monti shouldering the costs for feeding the 10 guests personally (Monti, by the way, “as the interviewer will remember, has waived the remuneration provided for the positions of Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance.”)
Tortellini, lentils, and sausage were on the menu, which was cooked and served by Mrs. Monti.
Monti had previously been accused by Senator Roberto Calderoli “inappropriate and offensive to the citizens to organise a party using public facilities and personnel,” obviously something of a sore spot for Italians given their previous leader.
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