πηγή: 5 April 2012 LINKIESTA MILAN
Since the crisis began in 2008 at least fifty artisans and business owners have committed suicide in the region that was the engine of Italy’s economic miracle of the 1990s. Those who have been unable to adapt to new circumstances have seen the collapse of the model that built a prosperity they thought would never end.
Laura Tamiozzo's eyes are glued to the laptop screen, and her voice, soft but determined, resonates in the parish hall of the San Sebastiano Centre. in Vigonza, a village near Padua. Behind her is a poster of the FILCA-CISL union (Veneto), which has organised the public meeting.
The poster shows rows of graves and 25 names of long-established companies that have closed their doors, amid general indifference. “Dear Flavia, it has not been easy for me to write this letter, but I wanted to tell you that the tragedy that struck your family is also the one that hit my own.”
Laura Tiamozzo reads out the letter that she sent on Jan. 22 to Flavia Schiavon, 35, who is sitting next to her. The Great Crisis took away their fathers. Both were building contractors, and both committed suicide.