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EU parliament urged to lead anti-mafia fight

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EU parliament urged to lead anti-mafia fight


Europe is tightening its net around the mafia and Socialist and Democrat MEP Rosario Crocetta is calling for the European parliament to get serious about setting up an anti-mafia commission.

Next month’s meeting of European parliamentary group leaders will bring the question up, spurred on by the Socialist’s Martin Shultz.

Today the mafia danger comes more from white-collar crime says Crocetta;

“I think the mafia has evolved and is now in business, competing with legal enterprises. I think it is in all member states interests to act to ensure the rule of law is paramount, and end the mafia problem that deeply threatens the european economy.”

Crocetta has been waging war on the mafia for years, mainly in Italy, and lives under permanent police protection. He recently survived an attempt on his life.

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