Merkel in Rome Chancellor Faces Difficult Meeting with Monti

German Chancellor Angela Merkel travels to Rome Wednesday to meet Prime Minister Mario Monti, just days after the Italian leader got the upper hand over her at the EU summit in Brussels. It won't be an easy trip, given Italy's new self-confidence and its political alliance with Paris and Madrid. The chancellor will have to define a new role for herself in European politics.
During her meeting Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is likely to face a newly confident Italy during her meeting with Prime Minister Mario Monti.

During her meeting Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is likely to face a newly confident Italy during her meeting with Prime Minister Mario Monti.

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