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Uploaded on Oct 25, 2011

The non-verbal communication says it all. Asked about what they told Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi at Sunday's euro crisis talks in Brussels, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy respond with smiles and then go on to say that their call on Italy to present further reforms before Wednesday's second euro summit.

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After being severely admonished by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a summit on Sunday, Berlusconi issued a statement saying that nobody in the EU had the right to nominate himself commissioner and teach lessons to other governments.

Berlusconi also hit back at France and Germany, hinting that the real cause of the euro crisis wasn't Italian overspending, but the greed of their banks.

"In what refers to the turbulences of sovereign debt and the bank crisis, in particular the French-German one, we have firm positions which we will outline at the next EU Council," Berlusconi said.

Bruxelles: domanda su Berlusconi. E in sala stampa ridono tutti. (23 ottobre 2011). Il premier italiano vi ha rassicurato sui provvedimenti che prenderà il suo governo?". A questa domanda, la reazione ilare di Merkel, Sarkozy e di tutta la stampa presente

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