Tag Archive: Mafia

Sep 26

Trafficker of migrants to Europe financed by US groups?

An anonymous employee from the Austrian Defense Office, which is operated by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Defense, sayd that some groups in the USA are paying smugglers to get more African and Middle Eastern immigrants into Europe. Traffickers demand exorbitant sums to bring refugees to Europe illegally. The conditions are often very poor, but …

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Oct 02

Italy’s world records -#4

Corruption costs Italy €50-60 billion in terms of GDP loss per year. That’s around €600 billion not spent on services in Italy in the last 10 years, Libera NGO reports. 12% of Italians have been asked for bribes in 2012, with financial outflows around €10 billion decreasing productivity by 6%. The reports bursts into the …

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Aug 18

Italy’s world records -#2

Italy won the European record of illegal overbulding in 2012, with 161 hectares of land currently converted to new buildings every day (with average of 33 per day in the last 50 years; see other interesting data here). It is a devastating business and a source of major income for mafia. WWF Italia forecast a …

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Jul 19

HSBC to find a settlement

One of the biggest financial scandals (see an old but dedicated database in our Weblist), a criminal probe into laundering of drug-cartel and other money , according to a WSJ note. Again, unsolved questions present their burden on business making and daily life conditions. How regulators perform their tasks, when such enormous mass of money can …

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Jul 18

Senator Dell’Utri accused of blackmailing Berlusconi over mafia

“Magistrates have launched a formal investigation against an Italian senator on suspicion that he attempted to blackmail his longtime patron, former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, over alleged mafia links, judicial officials said on Wednesday…” (Reuters)

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