Reaction to Resignation Plans German Politicians Shed Few Tears for Berlusconi

German politicians have breathed a sigh of relief at the news that Silvio Berlusconi is planning to resign. The Italian prime minister has a long track record of offending the Germans, and his relationship with Chancellor Angela Merkel was strained. But some fear that the post-Berlusconi era will mean the return of instability to Italian politics.
Don't be deceived by the smiles.

Don't be deceived by the smiles.

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