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Corruption is not endemic in Brussels. Okay, now we’ve got that straight, we can forget about the Italian in charge of tobacco subsidies who walked out of a fifth floor window on Rue Belliard. Or the Greek who’s in the slammer for organising kickbacks from companies taking part in Europe’s tourism programme. And we’re turning a blind eye to the real reason why the EU’s intergovernmental conference is opening in Turin at the end of this month.

The facts are that Susanna Agnelli is the Italian foreign minister; the Agnelli family owns Fiat; and Fiat owns Turin. Now the idea…

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