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Germany hopes Italy will form stable, pro-EU government soon - minister

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany hopes Italy will form a stable and pro-European government soon, Germany’s EU minister Michael Roth said on Monday.

FILE PHOTO: German Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth attends a European Union foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

“We hope that Italy will have a stable, pro-European government soon,” Roth said on arrival to a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels.

“In Germany we should refrain from giving advice about government formations, as it took us six months as well to form a coalition,” Roth added.

Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek; editing by Philip Blenkinsop

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