Berlusconi to use art of mediation

  • 2003-07-10
  • AgenceFrance Presse
ERNOBBIO, ItalyItaly's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, making his first major speech since his extraordinary Nazi gaffe in Strasbourg last week, pledged that Italy would be a model of mediation during its six-month presidency of the European Union.Berlusconi promised that mediation — a byword for the diplomacy that eluded him in spectacular fashion last week when he likened a German member of the European Parliament to a Nazi camp guard — would be Italy's watchword over the coming months to obtain the "best possible" accord on the EU's draft constitution.As he sought to put the incident b...
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