Italy president hails German election results
Napolitano says Merkel win strengthens EU unity23 September, 18:21
The results of the ballot boxes "significantly strengthen the cause of Europe and its unity" and is a "proof of the democratic vitality and seriousness" of the region. Napolitano's comments were made in the wake of similar ones by Italian Premier Enrico Letta earlier in the day. Letta hailed German Chancellor Angela Merkel's re-election as a "good sign" for Europe.