'Attack on Democracy' Monti Comments Enrage German Politicians

With his appeal in a SPIEGEL interview for national leaders to be given greater independence from parliaments in euro bailout decisions, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has sparked intense anger in Germany. Members of both Chancellor Angela Merkel's government and the opposition have labelled Monti's demands "undemocratic."
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti: "Every government also has the duty to educate parliament."

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti: "Every government also has the duty to educate parliament."

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dsl -- with wire reports