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Stop making fun of Italy!

This gem from swiss german newspaper St.Galler Tagblatt, written by columnist Gottlieb Höpli, has quite captured the essence about how Italy is being treated by the majority of the international press.

Paraphrasing the introductory piece, the article states that for most northern European news media, Italy is always on the verge of economic (and moral) bankruptcy (to some extent, this could also be said of most Italian media). The irreverent and malicious handling of the Mediterranean country has a long tradition. But in reality, Italy is doing much better than everybody thinks, economically and morally.