Italy's Mason-Dixon Line Euro Crisis Fuels South Tyrolean Separatist Dreams

Many in northern Italy have long wanted to secede. Now, the euro crisis is giving the separatist movement new momentum, with the rich north unwilling to pony up for the poor south. Prime Minister Monti's efforts to exert control may be making matters worse.
Von Alexandra Aschbacher
The region of South Tyrol in northern Italy would like autonomy.

The region of South Tyrol in northern Italy would like autonomy.

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Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan
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