Taobuk, Minister Nordio connected with Taormina: “Interceptions? We spend 200 million and the mafia ‘escapes’ us”


By John

«The mafia today has communication systems that we are unable to control». Or rather, we could do it: «We spend 200 million euros every year on interceptions that last years and which sometimes turn out to be useless and even wrong», while «we could devote these resources to very expensive tools, which however exist and which would really be useful. capable of intercepting mafia communications”. There is the thorny issue of the use of Trojans and tools for digital control of telephone conversations, once again in the sights of the Minister of Justice Carlo Nordiowho spoke yesterday via video link with the Taobuk festival underway in Taormina, where last year he spoke in person at one of the first public appearances after the approval of the justice reform by the Council of Ministers. And after a year, “we are on the home straight,” he reiterated. “It has not been a troubled path, in fact there was unanimity, but it has been long, due to overlaps with other initiatives in the Commission. Now it comes to final approval,” he reiterated, speaking of the bill, which will be brought to the Chamber of Deputies on Monday. And among the issues, the cancellation of the crime of abuse of office, defended by the Minister of Justice, also returns for a crime that “does not reach trial”, indeed it has generated 5,000 “that ended in nothing”, he stressed, referring to “some prosecutors who are against it” due to a “vision” that leads them to start “expensive investigations, which then end in nothing”, faced with a “probatio diabolica”.
But the minister – prompted by questions from Elvira Terranova, Sicily manager of AdnKronos and curator of the Justice section of the festival – nevertheless insisted, as he often reiterated, also on the topic of dialogue with the judiciary, of which he reiterated that he always feels he is an exponent. The Keeper of the Seals confirmed that by 2026 “the workforce of 10,500 magistrates, 15% short, will be filled for the first time in the history of the Italian Republic through four existing competitions and two others which will soon be announced”. And then, again, electronic civil and criminal trials, but also a passage on the overcrowding of prisons, a problem resulting from “decades of sedimentation”. Nordio once again reiterated that he is against the pardon measure defined as “a surrender of the State”. Rather, he specified, reduce preventive detention but also study alternative sentences: for foreigners, who today represent around half of the prison population, the possibility of serving it in their country; for drug addicts, access to community facilities, as well as for minors, by signing agreements with the Regions.
«I do not accept that a punitive intention is suspected – he reiterated, referring to one of the most controversial aspects of the constitutional reform of justice, namely the separation of careers – It is a question of carrying out the accusatory process wanted by Vassalli, who is certainly not a suspicious. In Anglo-Saxon countries, careers are separate and I don’t think those magistrates feel penalised.” “I’m tired of trials of intentions – he warned in response to the observations on the subjection to the control of the executive – Just read the text: it says that the judiciary is independent and autonomous, I don’t understand why it should be subjected to the executive”. «Falcone – he recalled – was the first to say that with the accusatory process careers had to be separated. He was rejected, isolated and they said that he had sold himself because he chose to work for the Ministry.”

«The real reform – he then added – is that of the CSM, which today is to the currents what Parliament is to political parties. With the draw the system of currents will be reduced. If we have the majority, fine. But if we were to go to the referendum it would be fine anyway: giving the citizens the say is always a good choice.”