South Tyrol Claims Economic Independence

Politics ♦ Published: January 12, 2012; 13:06 ♦ (Vindobona)

In order to reach the same economic growth level of Germany or Austria, South Tyrol offers € 15.0bn to Italy.

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The South-Tyrolean senator for economics, Thomas Widmann, claims “full autonomy” for South Tyrol. The local government suggests buying South Tyrol out of Italy: in order to receive full autonomy, South Tyrol offers € 15bn to Rome. Only monetary, foreign and defense policy should remain in Rome.

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