CRIMINAL THREATS AND EU RESPONSE – INTERVIEW TO THE AUTHOR FILIPPO SPIEZIA
We all know for some time now that the typical Italian mobster is no longer a man wearing a crocked coppola on his head with a sawedoff shotgun slung over his shoulder. Investigations "tell us" that it has been years since Cosa Nostra expanded its business far beyond the borders of Sicily, and that the 'Ndrangheta aims at global leadership over narcotrafficking, after having conquered a sort of monopoly position in Italy. The former vice-president of Eurojust Filippo Spiezia wrote the first Atlas of crime 2.0. Spiezia shows us how the different criminal organizations are articulated. His book makes us discover the contiguity between the mafias and the world of terrorism, and then let us understand that what we have in front of us are not two distinctly realities, but illegal structures that often compete in the same traffics and sometimes come to collaborate. Spiezia also demonstrates the importance of Eurojust in coordinating the investigations that are being carried out in each EU Member State; he tells us about the constant effort deployed in overcoming mutual mistrust and the profound differences between the various system.