Back in 2014, Newsnight interviewed Berlusconi about his relationship with the former German leader Angela Merkel.
The former Italian prime minister was asked about claims he once referred to Merkel using derogatory terms.
“In 20 years of politics, I have never insulted anyone,” he said.
During the rare TV interview, Berlusconi told Jeremy Paxman: “I have never had any problems with Angela Merkel…. this has been made up by someone who wanted to turn Angela against me.”
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