Because the German government rejects Eurobonds, an anti-Germany mood is noticeable in the Corona crisis in Italy. Top politician Paolo Savona draws a drastic Nazi comparison - and assumes a submission to Europe.
- Corona crisis * : The German government rejects Eurobonds in order to help the wavering Italy .
- An anti- Germany mood is said to be spreading among the EU partner during the coronavirus pandemic * .
- Stock exchange supervisor Paolo Savona compares the behavior of the federal government with Nazi methods from the Third Reich .
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Politically, some observers fear a devastation within the European Union (EU) due to the devastating economic consequences, especially for Italy in the Corona crisis * - for example, ARD-extra recently spoke of a separation between north and south.
There is probably no other point where the disagreements on the question of how to cope economically with the crisis manifest themselves as much as in the yes or no regarding so-called corona or eurobonds * . The Federal Government under Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) on Germany's part strictly rejects this, even if Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) recently appeared to be at least not entirely averse.
The badly battered Italy and France under President Emmanuel Macron, on the other hand, rely on European solidarity - Italians in particular react frustrated and angry. According to media reports, a downright anti-Germany mood is spreading out of disappointment in the already heavily indebted Mediterranean country.
Italy in the Corona crisis: Giuseppe Conte diplomatic, Paolo Savona attacked
While Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte chooses diplomatic words and persistently campaigns for the financial support of the Germans, the controversial top politician, university professor and declared opponent of Germany Paolo Savona * , formerly Minister for Europe, resort to drastic rhetoric - and a Nazi comparison.
Persistently campaigns for Eurobonds: Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
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“They continue to use the same model of the 'radio plan' that came from the Nazi Minister of Economy. In it he suggested that Germany is the country that gives the orders. That all currencies have to be based on the German mark. That Germany is concentrating on industry and all other countries, including Italy , are taking care of agriculture, tourism and the well-being of the Germans, ”said the 83-year-old chief of the Italian stock exchange supervisory authority, RAI .
Corona crisis: conflict between Italy and Germany over Eurobonds
A steep thesis. But why do corona bonds polarize so much? The theory is that European governments go into debt together by borrowing money in the financial markets. Germany is considered to be much more creditworthy than Italy, which has long been in trouble - which is why the rushing Contes.
Joint liability for interest and loan installments is to be assumed, the Federal Government of Merkel is rigorously opposing it. Savona is therefore raging - and is not alone in this.
Corona crisis in Europe: Italian actor railing against Germany
“The Germans still have their relentless arrogance today. Today in economic terms. They still consider themselves a male race, ”said the well-known comedian and actor Tullio Solenghi in a video that went viral on social media:“ Thank God I'm Italian. Yes, we should be loafers, also mafiosi, say the Germans. But we are empathetic, we are human. So thank you for being Italian and not German. "
The devastating economic imbalance that Italy is facing due to the Corona crisis does not at least solve this.
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