Free Trieste Movement

CORRUPTION AND MAFIA

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The front page of investigative newspaper “La Voce di Trieste” when it denounced the corruption that affects Trieste comparing it to that of Southern Italy.

THEY WANT TO CONVICT THE ONLY JOURNALIST WHO HAD THE COURAGE TO DENOUNCE THE NETWORK OF CORRUPTION THAT WANTS TO FORCE THE LNG TERMINAL OF SPANISH COMPANY GAS NATURAL IN TRIESTE

On 23 November in Trieste takes place a trial against Paolo G. Parovel, investigative journalist and director of independent newspaper  “La Voce di Trieste”.

He is charged with offending the reputation of multinational comuni Gas Natural in article “Corruzione anche a Trieste come nel Sud” (Corruption is Trieste as in Southern Italy) which anayzed also the vicissitude of the project of a LNG terminal that the Spanish company is trying to force, with the support of Italian authorities, in the International Free Port of Trieste.

But the LNG terminal is only a part of it. The article in question does actually denounce the overall decaying condition of the institutions and the misgovernment of  Trieste. From the Free Port dragged into ruin to allow housing speculations  (which would destroy the economy of Trieste, as written in this old post of mine: LINK), irregularities in tender procedures, healthcare malfunctions, flaws in the justice system, the role of the media and information in general. Nothing is free from the control of this network of criminality.

And this network of corruption, which rules over Trieste, where remains nearly always unpunished. By virtue of the “special legal system” used in Trieste by the Italian State, which has no sovereignty over it.

Because Trieste is the capital city of the Free Territory, independent sovereign State established in the current provisional regime of Government by virtue of the Treaty of Peace of 10 February 1947, in force, which does also grant to it a “special” International Free Port. It is “Special” because it was established as state corporation of the Free Territory of Trieste, placed without restrictions under the service of the ships and freights of all Countries, under the control of an International Commission chaired by a representative of the present-day Free Territory of Trieste and consisting in delegates of France, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, the USSR (now Russia and other successor States), Yugoslavia (now Slovenia, Croatia, and other successor States), Italy, Czechoslovakia (now Czechia and Slovakia) Poland, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary. And it is granted not only by the Treaty of Peace, but even by resolution S/RES/16 (1947) of the United Nations Security Council.

The LNG terminal that the network of corruption would want to build, illegally, would therefore block valuable maritime traffics (containers), which would be diverted to the Italian ports  (especially those of Southern Italy, which are controlled by organized criminality) and would irremediably compromise also the activities of the only port of nearby Slovenia, that of Koper-Capodistria. Here is an article of “La Voce di Trieste” to read more about the Italian sabotage of the strategic ports of Trieste and Koper: LINK.

But the journalist that the Prosecution Office of the Republic in Trieste wants to be convicted to 9 months in prison is one of the main opponents to the attempt to remove the Northern Free Port of Trieste from the status of State property, an illegal attempt that would violate international treaties but is supported by Italian authorities: all of them.

Repression by judicial means. This is how they clear the way from all that remains of legality in Trieste. This system of corruption wants to annihilate the resistente of the people of Trieste also by silencing free press. They want to destroy the International Free Port of Trieste to force the LNG terminal of their own mafias. On the 23rd of November in the Court of Trieste there won’t be just Paolo G. Parovel under trial, but, together with him, there will be also all the people who stand for legality and the rule of law in Trieste, protecting the Free Port and the right to work.

Translated from blog “Ambiente e Legalità” – “Environment and Legality” by Roberto Giurastante