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Giovanni Goso denies dealing with Cosa Nostra Organisation – Money laundering Investigation

After discovering Gianni Goso from Goso Costruzioni own a company in Montenegro, investigators trying to understand what relation the uncensored business man having with the Cosa Nostra organisation


Uncensored Giovanni Goso owner of Goso Costruzioni, is suspected of lounder illicit funds of members of Cosa Nostra, investigators discover an offshore bank account in Montenegro from vaious internet source https://opencorporates.com/officers/264332896 in the name of the famous Giovanni Goso.

It is assuming that Giovanni Goso is providing import export services to his other company in Italy Goso Costruzioni to evade taxation and money loundering.

In this way this criminal money laundering organization assumed that Montenegrin society was distributing the dirty money to its criminal member of Cosa Nostra in Italy.

Investigators speculate that the Montenegrin company manages to lounder between 30.000.000€ – 40.000.000 € annually in illicit money.

Investigators are following more clues leading to established companies and bank accounts in Macedonia and Bulgaria.

Monaco Estate Agent Alessandro Rinchi Arrested by Italian Carabinieri

Between 1994 and 2002, in a large part of the province of Imperia, Alessandro Rinchi was responsible for aggravated and continued frauds, falsehoods in private deeds and abusive savings collection activities
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“The real estate agent arrested by the italian carabinieri” former financial promoter, Alessandro Rinchi, 46, from Ventimiglia, was arrested by the carabinieri.

He had to serve a residual sentence of one year in prison, under house detention. Alessandro Rinchi had been held responsible, between 1994 and 2002, for a series of aggravated and continuing scams; falsification of private documents and abusive savings collection activities.

At the time, there was talk of several hundred million old lire that Alessandro Rinchi had obtained from unsuspecting savers, but which instead of being invested – according to the accusation – he would have ended up in other current accounts. Several imperiesi, even professionals, who ended up on the pavement.

Portugal has lifted almost all quarantine restrictions

The country is” entering a phase based on the responsibility of everyone, ” the Portuguese government said.

In Portugal, the government has lifted most of the quarantine restrictions — the remaining rules will be the responsibility of its citizens. This was reported by The Guardian on Thursday, September 23.

“Since most of the restrictions imposed by the law are disappearing, we are entering a phase based on the responsibility of everyone,” Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said.

The country will continue to use protective masks in public transport, at major events, in nursing homes, in hospitals, shopping centers, and hypermarkets.

At the moment, 8.5 million people have been vaccinated in Portugal — this is 83.4% of the total population.

In addition, from October 1, nightclubs and bars that have been closed since March 2020 will be restored, but visitors will have to carry vaccination certificates or a negative test for coronavirus.

Earlier, the WHO said that Delta has almost displaced the remaining strains of coronavirus. The” Indian ” version of COVID has become stronger, even more contagious, and it intercepts other strains and viruses, the organization noted.

Gas Crisis. Europe risks freezing

Gas and light prices in Europe are breaking records, and gas shortages even threaten food shortages.

Europe is having serious gas problems. Gas prices are at an all-time high and gas reserves are running low. Gas prices in Europe have more than tripled since the start of the year.

What will happen next?

The Reasons

There are several reasons for the rise in gas prices and the shortage of gas in Europe. Last winter was unusually cold in Europe, the heating was too harsh and gas reserves in storage were exhausted. The summer heat spurred up the demand for electric power (due to air-conditioning), but it dried up reservoirs and reduced the generation of hydroelectric power plants. Turbines were followed by wind turbines — Europe had its windiest summer since the middle of the last century. All this has spurred demand for gas. But we are short of it too, worldwide.

Europe’s own natural gas production is shrinking. In addition to dwindling reserves in the North Sea, several Norwegian gas fields are shut down for planned maintenance.

Europe is switching to green energy, shutting down nuclear and coal-fired power plants. But renewables are an unstable resource, and gas is in short supply.

Money

The Europeans did not read the unpleasant news about gas prices in the newspapers but in their utility bills. They went to complain to the authorities, but the authorities have almost no possibility to limit the price increase on the extremely deregulated and competitive market. The authorities resorted to the traditional recipe, tried after the two crises of this century — douse the fire with money.

France promised to pay a lump sum of 100 euros to 5.8 million low-income families. Spain, much to the annoyance of the European Commission, promised to take 2.6 billion euros of extra profits from energy companies in the next six months and give them as subsidies to the population.

Italy started a reform of public utility payments and allocated up to 3 billion euros for temporary subsidies. Greece promised compensation of 9 euros a month for everyone and even more for the poor, as well as preferential rates for state-owned company customers. Portugal decided not to raise the ceiling on regulated electricity prices in 2022, despite the rising cost of raw materials for its production.

German authorities, on the other hand, saw no need to intervene.

Food shortages

The British experience shows how a gas shortage can turn into a food crisis.

It all started with the fact that the American owners stopped both British mineral fertilizer plants until spring. Expensive gas made their output unprofitable. Not only that, farmers were left without nitrate and urea. It turned out that carbon dioxide, a byproduct of their production, was much more needed.

The shutdown of the mills deprived Britain of 60% of its carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide that is used as a preservative in food packaging, bubbles in lemonades and sodas, stuns cattle during slaughter, and is used for cooling in everything from shipping to medicine to nuclear power plants.

The shortage of carbon dioxide has proved such a serious problem for the food industry and farmers that the British government has given money to the American owners of two fertilizer plants to get them running. Christmas has not yet been canceled.

But only part of the problem has been solved. The greenhouses and stalls are still heated by gas and lit by expensive lights. Let the food not disappear, but it will definitely get more expensive, farmers and supermarkets warn.

London predicted devastating floods

The administration of London has warned that in the coming years, millions of residents of the capital may suffer as a result of devastating floods. The mayor of the city, Sadiq Khan, called for the more active reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to avoid the catastrophic consequences of the climate crisis, writes The Guardian.

According to the forecast of the mayor’s office, every fifth school in the city, 200,000 houses, and office buildings, as well as 25 percent of railway stations and ten percent of communication networks will be flooded. The greatest risks due to floods were predicted for six districts of the city-Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Brent, Tower Hamlets, and Newham.

“The climate emergency remains one of the most important threats facing London and the world. The average temperatures on the planet are already rising, and this summer we have experienced the consequences in the form of extreme heat and flash floods in the capital, ” Khan said.

The head of London believes that there is little time left to increase efforts to prevent a global catastrophe. He calls on the UK government to take stronger measures ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. Khan himself intends to significantly expand the “ultra-low emissions zone” in London — from October 25, it will cover an additional 3.8 million people. According to the mayor, this way it will be possible to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions on the roads by 30 percent.

By 2030, London should become carbon-neutral. According to the city administration, decarbonization is successful — 44 thousand tons of CO2 is released from the territory annually less than before the plan to reduce emissions appeared.

Floods in the near future threaten not only the UK but also many other countries. Scientists from the EU’s Copernicus climate change service announced an ultra-rapid rise in the level of the world’s oceans. According to the researchers, the water level rises by 3.1 millimeters annually, and the area of the underwater ice that has melted at the moment is equal in area to six territories of Germany. Such changes are fraught with frequent flooding around the world and, according to the UN, may even leave some small island states underwater.