Angela Merkel loves to Relax in Italy. In the summer it usually comes after Sulden in South Tyrol. Easter is like on the island of Ischia. This year, the Chancellor preferred because of the Corona pandemic in Germany as a holiday destination. Meanwhile, she enjoys in Italy a high Reputation. Two months ago the situation still looked quite different. Since the Germans were the Unsolidarischen, the best always, the ugly face of Europe. The relations between Germany and Italy, it was ordered at the height of the Corona-crisis poor, old enemy images shaped the political discourse.
it has, However, turned at once to the sheet. Merkel, the "Good", and the Germans in Italy is suddenly very welcome. The summer season is coming, and from Germany a large part of Italy, vacationers comes. If Italy's foreign Minister, Luigi Di Maio on Friday in Berlin, he wants to promote his country as a safe holiday destination."a Lot of Germans can barely said
expect" "The goal is to show everyone that Italy is ready to welcome foreign tourists," Di Maio before the trip to his counterpart, Heiko Maas. The case back numbers of infections go, traveling is for sure, the message. Maas, in turn, spoke in an Interview shortly before the visit about the trip to Italy longing of his people: "a Lot of Germans can hardly wait."
speaking At the height of the Corona-crisis, the Italian government less well in Berlin. As hospitals in the Lombardy shortly before the collapse, was particularly bad that Germany had suits, a ban on Exports of Material, such as respiratory protection masks and protection glasses may be imposed. And the categorical ' no ' to the mutualisation of debt via the so-called "Corona-Bonds" put the Anti-Germany sentiment of the above. The Federal government of the Italian Covid-took Ill, after Germany, was seen in Public less and less strong.
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It has a Tradition in Italy's policy, as a victim. That's also a distraction from its own problems. And it works, seemingly also the people. According to a survey in early may, decreased the confidence of the Italians in Germany to 26 percent in January 2019, the figure was 42 percent.
But now it is different. "Merkel and the miracle of a Germany that has become at once well," wrote recently in the newspaper "Il Foglio". The decisive turning point in the EU-reconstruction Fund. For this, Germany is willing to accept for the first time, a massive European Debt through the EU budget. Merkel had proposed with the French President Emmanuel Macron, a programme for the economic recovery in the amount of 500 billion euros, to benefit especially countries in crisis, such as Italy. Since then, the waves are smoothed. Both countries are economically closely connected. Germany - Your chances
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already, in the Meantime, Rome has found a new bogeyman: Austria does not want to open its border to Italy. German tourists are allowed to drive on the way to Italy and back home through Austria. But Italians should for the time being, not yet in the Alpine Republic. Of the "discriminatory measures" at the end of the Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte said.
For many tourism-Driving is a political dispute, however, is not decisive for the season. Rather, you want to convey an image of an Italy that is not infected far and wide. "Here on lake Garda, there has never been a state of emergency," said, for example, the President of the tourism konsorziums Lago di Garda, Veneto, Paolo Artelio, the German press Agency. "And the Germans know that they will be treated as related."
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