Rogue trader atones by walking from Rome to Paris

Article published on March 7, 2014
Article published on March 7, 2014

Two Quickies a day keep the doctor away

Société Générale­ rogue trader atones by walk­ing from Rome to Paris

The rogue trader who cost the Société Générale bank  €5bn in 2008 is to atone for his sins with a 1,400 walk from Rome to Paris. Jérôme Kerviel, 37, wrote a let­ter to the Pope, say­ing "I come to you with no other hope than to seek the jus­tice of God and ask His rep­re­sen­ta­tive on earth to con­sider my fate.” His let­ter was well re­ceived and earned him a meet­ing with the Pope, which in­spired him to walk all the way back to Paris.

Read on in­de­pen­dent.​co.​uk 7/03/2014


Nor­way com­mem­o­rates killings by slic­ing rock

Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg has won a com­pe­ti­tion to de­sign a memo­r­ial for the 77 peo­ple killed by An­ders Behring Breivik in 2012. The memo­r­ial con­sists of a slice of rock re­moved from the main­land near Utoeya is­land where Breivik went on a shoot­ing spree after det­o­nat­ing a bomb in Oslo. Dahlberg says Mem­ory Wound "re­pro­duces the phys­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ence of tak­ing away, re­flect­ing the abrupt and per­ma­nent loss".

Read on  Gazeta Wybor­cza.