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How mafia culture seeps into people’s day-to-day life

A pizzeria in southern Calabria tries to attract the clientele using out of the ordinary methods. If a customer feels like eating pizza with mozzarella, sharp salami and peas he will be forced to order a so-called „Pizza ’ndrangheta”.

Open call for two volunteers (EVS) to join MND, starting January 2017

Call for applicants: two EVS (European Voluntary Service) positions with mafianeindanke e.V. in Berlin. The volunteering period will start in January 2017 and will last 12 months.

Conditions:

Applicants must be 17 to 30 years old and hold a citizenship of a country participating to the Erasmus + programme. The economic conditions are established by the Commission and include the refund of the return ticket (with a kilometric lump sum), food and accommodation, health care insurance, public transport, online language course and a monthly pocket money of 110 euros.

+ …Open call for two volunteers (EVS) to join MND, starting January 2017

OLAF to close record numbers of investigations in 2015

In 2015 the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) closed 304 investigations, issued 364 recommendations to the Member States and EU authorities and opened 219 new investigations. The growth of efficiency is due to the 2012 OLAF reorganization, which turned out beneficial – in 4 years the office has reduced the number of long-lasting investigations by half.  What is worth noticing is that not only Europe-based investigations were handled by OLAF (as examples: fraud investigation in an ecological project in Africa or evasion of anti-dumping duties in Japan and Malaysia).

+ …OLAF to close record numbers of investigations in 2015

23 years later the Giuseppe Sabia’s murder case progresses

23 years ago a pizza baker was murdered in Hessen. The suspect has not been apprehended until now. On Monday 13 June 2016 in Zaragoza (Spain) a 43 year-old man was caught and accused of  the aforementioned crime. The evidence against his innocence is strong – his DNA test results matched the samples from the crime scene.

+ …23 years later the Giuseppe Sabia’s murder case progresses