Ambassador, UN agency executives,'dodge Insider subscription fee'
ROME -- Philippines Ambassador to Italy and the FAO Domingo Nolasco and senior executives of the WFP, FAO, IFAD and UNESCO are among UN agency executives and diplomats who have failed to upgrade their subscriptions to the Italian Insider's modest diplomatic\institutional subscription rate despite repeated requests to pay the correct fee, the newspaper's subscription department says.
Diplomats from Switzerland, Romania and China also are among envoys who have failed to upgrade their subscriptions to Italian Insider’s modest diplomatic subscription rate despite repeated requests to pay the correct fee, the newspaper's subscription department says. Romanian emissary Vlad Mustaciosu from Bucharest’s embassy to the FAO, and Shen Hong, a second secretary in the Chinese ministry of foreign affairs in Beijing, are among those who have so far ignored requests to pay the correct rate, the department added.Bruce Campbell at the Swiss Embassy to the U.N. agencies, howled in protest when asked to pay the correct amount, reinforcing a national stereotype for alleged spendthrift tendencies despite not enjoying a typically Swiss name. Belgium’s ambassador to the FAO also has failed to respond to repeated requests to renew at the correct rate. A number of diplomats and Embassies in the Eternal City are turning a deaf ear to requests to pay the Italian Insider diplomatic subscription rate while others have paid the correct amount for access to specialized articles on the UN Food agencies and other exclusive material on the digital newspaper, Insider sources say.