Venice Mayor Freed

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Although he's still under instigation for his role in the massive Venice MOSE flood barrier corruption affair, Venice mayor Giorgio Orsoni was freed last week. He promptly waltzed back into his mayoral office. A couple of days after saying he would not resign as mayor of Venice, Orsoni did just … [Read more...]

Half the Cost of Corruption in Europe Comes from Italy, Except it Doesn’t, Maybe

According to the European Union, the annual cost of corruption to the economies of Europe is around €120 billion. Italy's Court of Auditors reckons corruption costs Italy's economy around €60 billion annually. At first sight, one could perhaps be forgiven for arguing that Italy is responsible for … [Read more...]