- Posted February 5, 2014 by
Guidonia Montecelio, Italy
Three days ago the European Committee's Commissary of Internal Affairs, Cecile Malstrom, declared what's the italian weight in the total amount of european costs concerning the corruption phenomenon. For one hundred twenty billions of euro, Italy costs sixty ones. It represents the half size and Malstrom has been severe remembering the several "ad personam" laws, created in the Berlusconi government, which would have open a more easy way to the italian citizens, to feel themselves legitimate at corruption acts. But the phenomenon history, we could say it was born in the far '92, when Judge Di Pietro, with his pool, let explose the "clean hands gate", in which several politicians, enterpriser and public employeds, in first Mr. Bettino Craxi, were involved in kickback affairs.
In a few years, the Italy classification in the world Corruption Perception, as Transparency International reported, recorded an unbelievable decrease, fixing itself, in the last 2013, at the 69° place.
Corruption phenomenon in Italy has very ancient roots, as well racism and fascism, and it regards the closed interlace between mafia and public institutions, in which it's just the "price" to establish the measure of exchange. It represents a grave disease which beats the Italy collective conscience, very difficult to cure. Honest people waits for his turn, an infinite waiting, given that, corruptors and corrupted use a more convincing topic: money.
This way to do, represents an enormous drag for the economic developement and for faith in institutions. Things goes on just if conditions are the one fixed from the system.
Union Europe, as President Napolitano affirmed yesterday at the European Parliament, is the only chance for Italy to hope in a better future, declaring in absolute terms, that it will be impossible to go back, getting out of the Union, despite several opposite demonstrations from Padania Lega members, who was present in the chamber.
Shame exhibitions, sons of ancient roots difficult to extinguish, a very hard cure necessary.
Guidonia, 05 of february, 2014 h. 10.45 am. Mario R. Zampella ©