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“Today Europe is, I think, paying the highest price for the Mafia’s economic presence. And, socially, it will realise this when it is too late, just like Italy.”

The warning comes from a wanted man, author and journalist Roberto Saviano, who believes the Naples criminal underworld poses a threat far beyond Italian borders.

He knows only too well of the danger the Camorra presents. It has sentenced him to death for writing a best-selling book exposing the group’s activities. In an interview with euronews, Saviano admits that on a purely personal level he regrets writing his expose. “Today I hate it,” he said. “I can’t take anymore. I don’t have the slightest sympathy for my book. “I am fully aware that they will make me pay dearly for it. I am trying, in a certain way, to understand how, when and why.” Published in more than 40 languages, Saviano’s book “Gomorrah” has inspired a big-screen adaptation. The film, too, has captured the imagination of the public and critics, winning the Grand Prix award at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. You can see the full interview with Roberto Saviano on euronews this evening.