The colours are starting to show

Not like it was ever hidden that much to begin with. In an interview with La Verita newspaper, Italy's EU affairs minister Paolo Savona suggested that they may propose to the EU that Italy be allowed to spend extra €50 billion on public investments. That's approximately 2.7% of this year's estimated GDP.

Savona said Italy should boost investments and calls for the EU to back that plan while continuing to argue for an increase in powers by the ECB (not something new) proposing that the ECB should become a "lender of last resort" for the entire Eurozone. Not a very subtle request, eh?

But the last line basically gives it away. He ends with saying those that doesn't agree to this "does not want a united Europe". If that's not a telltale sign of where they stand, I'm not sure what would be.