Half Of Municipal Employees In Small Italy Town Arrested For Fraud
OK, there are more than 8,000 Commune in Italy so its likely more than the 7,999 but hey, it's a start. This is the real problem that Germany is dealing with when it attempts to get the Mediterranean countries to play by the German playbook. They simply do not. They are much less enamored with the rule of law, and see everything government as a game. This kind of petty fraud is so common that it is likely impossible to root out, at least quickly. Perhaps over a long period of time it could be.
The Mediterranean countries need to leave the EU it is simply not a good fit for them. But the massive, if ephemeral, increase in GDP, and wealth continues to captivate them, and they continue to believe that they can catch this Unicorn, and continue to live the life of Riley.
Good luck with that!