Milleproroghe: What are the reliefs of Mattarella and what is happening to the bathroom facilities now?

President Sergio Mattarella has signed into law the “Milleproroghe” decree, a provision that includes expanding several expired rules, for example, smart work for parents and vulnerable workers, and the possibility of applying for subsidized loans. first home purchase. However, it was Mattarella’s stance on beach resorts that made the news above all else. In fact, with the “Milleproroghe” the extension of state concessions until 31 December 2024 was also approved, a delay that the majority parties had been hoping for for some time.

The reform to liberalize the bath business has been expected for years. On the subject, Italy does not comply with European law. The European Commission has repeatedly threatened infringement procedure because the Italian State has not implemented a directive approved in 2006 – the Bolkestein directive – and accordingly the management of public assets must be appointed through a tender procedure. In Italy, by contrast, beaches as state-owned public assets are allocated with ten-year concessions, which are very advantageous for establishments and not very profitable for the state. Existing concessions will remain valid until the end of 2025, if there is an objective obstacle to the completion of tenders under the current legislation.

Mattarella reliefs

In his letter, the head of state refers mainly to a series of confusions (not just in the seaside resorts) that prompted parliament and government to intervene again. The document accompanying the issuance of the law transforming the decree states that “it is clear that the profiles of non-compliance with European law and final judgments increase the uncertainty of the regulatory framework and require more government and parliamentary initiative in the short term”. .

The text even contains “multiple critical profiles” such as “to justify the exercise of the power attributed to me by Article 74 of the Constitution” or the publication of the law with a reasoned message to the Parliament.

Because the law has not been sent back to the Chambers.

“However, – the head of state explains – I am aware of the constitutional delicacy of referral to the Chambers a few days before the expiry of a law on the conversion of a decree-law: all the numerous other provisions contained in the Decree, with retrospective effects, in most cases irreversibly. will inevitably lead to uncertainty and disorientation in public administrations and the recipients of regulations.

In her letter, Mattarella identifies other confusions and specifically expresses her opposition to the emergency decree law, then insists that the decree laws, and in particular the Milleproroghe, should not turn into a “totally unequal, that is, completely disorderly” bag of measures. In this way, the requirement of homogeneity of content, which the Constitutional Court has several times recognized as the aim of constitutional protection, will be clearly violated”. It is not the first time that Mattarella has decided to intervene by enacting a law with reservations. He had already done it in his first term.

Returning to the topic of seaside resorts, Mattarella considers that “further initiatives by the Government and Parliament are indispensable in the short term” to deal with “profiles of non-compliance with European law and final judgments” and “this adds to the uncertainty” of the situation. regulatory structure”. Unable to block the law – in order to avoid the postponement of other measures – the head of state therefore wants to openly intervene in the concessions so as not to come into conflict with the EU and the judiciary’s penalties on this issue.

Source: Today IT

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