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Germany, Italy clash over proposed UN reforms

[JURIST] German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer critized Italy Saturday for being opposed to Germany's admission to the UN Security Council without at least putting itself forward to ensure greater European representation.

Germany is one of the so-called 'G-4' nations - also including India, Brazil, and Japan - pushing for permanent membership, but Italy has opposed any new permanent members on the Council, suggesting that such a step would only increase the likelihood of institutional indecision. BBC has more.

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