Italy - Corriere della Sera | Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Journalist Paolo Conti notes that amid the political turmoil, one government move has brought parties together. "In the middle of a political crisis, Romano Prodi's centre-left government has managed to complete work of a culinary bureaucratic nature, vital to the protection of the genuine Neapolitan pizza. It has drafted a bill that is to go before the EU. By the end of 2008 those wishing to badge their Neapolitan pizzas S.T.G. (Guaranteed Traditional Speciality) must scrupulously comply with requirements of weight, ingredients, baking time, and size. ... The president of the Committe for the Protection of the Neapolitan Pizza and National Alliance [AN, right-wing nationalist] MP for Naples, Rosario Lopa, is very pleased ... Pizza does not belong to any party."
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