November 2014, Year VI, n. 11
No bureaucrat, but a Civil Servant
Telos: The new National Anticorruption Authority (ANAC), of which you are a member, was just taking office while the State Prosecutor’s Office was drawing back the curtain on the opaque and illicit operations which many people thought were a thing of the past. Does the ANAC have the powers it needs to be incisive?
Michele Corradino: Recent current events have once again brought the diffuse, ongoing corruption in Italy to the attention of the media. Several surveys by the European Commission and by Transparency show that neither entrepreneurs nor ordinary citizens have ever underestimated the seriousness of this corruption; 97% of respondents believe that it is widespread (European average 75%) and even 42% (European average 26%) say they have been asked for money ... more
The Potential Foreign Investor is an increasingly successful figure in the political debate. He’s gradually earned his spurs as the stone guest in every discussion between political forces and the intellectuals or the journalists who praise or lambast them. He’s present in every discussion among “serious people”: the ineffable, apprehensive, strictly anonymous and undefined “Potential” Foreign Investor (PFI) ... more