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In Spain, corruption is the system

By Eddie Sanchez The wave of arrests of mayors and institutional and business leaders this week indicate ​​the extent of corruption in our country. This is not about isolated behaviour, corruption is linked to our economic and political system and its collapse reveals the stark reality of it. We have a structural problem, related above all … Continue reading

Renzi in Africa: Arms and Oil

By Guglielmo Ragozzino Our PM, the tireless Matteo Renzi, was in Africa earlier this month. He brought with him, for example in Mozambique, a delegation which included the number one of Eni, Claudio Descalzi and his counterpart from Finmeccanica, Mauro Moretti, newly appointed in those roles for a precise reason, after long debate and reflection, by the … Continue reading

Inequality and corruption threaten democracy

By Guido Rossi* The widespread perception that corruption has permeated the entire political, economic and social development of Italy in ways more serious than ever before, seems to have two obvious causes. The first is that it is a consequence of the decline of the existing order and the Italian political institutions; the second is … Continue reading

Lessons from the victory against Madrid’s hospital privatisation plan

Victory this week against Madrid’s hospital privatisation – and other recent struggles in Spain – shows popular resistance delivers results, says Esther Vivas “Resisting is pointless,” we hear endlessly repeated. “So many years of protest but the crisis continues, why bother?” insist others, inoculating us with apathy and resignation. “Protests could lead to something that’s even … Continue reading

Democracy and corruption in Spain: Why Rajoy must go and elections should be called

The only answer to the party financing scandal engulfing prime minister Mariano Rajoy and his right-wing Popular Party is Mr Rajoy’s head and immediate elections says Joan Coscubiela Never before has a social and political conflict presented itself in Spain so clearly. Either the citizens and and institutions rescue democracy or corruption in all its facets, … Continue reading

Corruption and how to fix it

Footloose, unaccountable global finance, privatization and a justice system that’s soft on white collar crime: these are the roots of the rising tide of sleaze in Spain and elsewhere. Governments must stop providing the corrupt with the weapons to commit their crimes says Juan Torres López Corruption is an old phenomenon and is spread throughout the … Continue reading

Corruption: it’s not true, politicians are not all the same

By Manel García Biel Generalizations are often not fair, but now seem to be fashionable on the issue of corruption. We often say “everyone is corrupt”, “all politicians are the same”, “they do not represent us.” Generalizations lead to us to put them all in the same boat, and this is neither true nor fair. … Continue reading

Spain is in the hands of thieves

Corruption in Spain is an intrinsic part of the crisis as politicians’ subservience to financial power is exposed. It is time for Spaniards to act, argues Esther Vivas No doubt. We are in the hands of thieves. The Barcenas, Pallerols, Crespo, Nóos and Mercurio cases, added to the Gürtel case, Millet, Champion, Pretoria and many … Continue reading

Power and money equals corruption

By Cándido Marquesán Millán Numerous cases of political corruption are being uncovered in our country in recent times, degrading beyond the reasonable and tolerable the confidence of citizens in the institutions. News reports now have a special section on “corruption”. Any citizen concerned about the present and future of his country must inevitably feel a … Continue reading

The Mills case: A well deserved judgment

IN THE RADICAL PRESS / Il MANIFESTO Silvio Berlusconi really deserved the judgment that the crime of corrupting lawyer Mills, key witness in other trials, expired [under the statute of limitations]. You could say that he wrote the judgment himself, as already occurred on 30 January 2008 for his acquittal for the offense of false accounting … Continue reading

Berlusconi and Italy’s ‘financial coup’

By Tom Gill Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi sees conspiracies everywhere. The ‘Communists’ –  not the real ones as these are thin on the ground these days – can be found in parliament, in the international press, and above all in the judiciary. The ‘Red Magistrates’ are hounding him in court cases over corruption, tax fraud, abuse of … Continue reading

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