Stench of corruption pervades EU states

We've hitched ourselves to ‘a pack of cheats and liars', writes Mary Ellen Synon about our European Partners.

6th August, 2005

I know we are all supposed to be surprised that Antonio Fazio, the much-admired governor of the Bank of Italy, the country's central bank, has apparently been caught cheating.

Be surprised if you like,but I can'tmanage it. Fazio appears to have been bending the rules in favour of Italian banks in the international takeover battles that have been running in Italy sinceMarch.Why should that surprise anyone? Yes, I know that the central bank is supposed...

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