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By Manneken Pis   January 2002

Prodi’s angels

There literally are angels watching over Romano Prodi. On a recent visit to his office, your correspondent was struck by the magnificent Renaissance friezes on either side of the room. “The president,” as his aides have taken to calling him, explained that his office was so appallingly depressing that a sympathetic visitor from the national gallery in Rome offered to loan him some pictures. The first offer-a lively scene of a decapitation-was felt to send the wrong political message, so instead, Prodi opted for the angels.

The commission president certainly needs something to cheer him up. In the…

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