The Italian government is facing calls for tenders for its beaches, which are currently free from concessions. This is a move forward after the EU expressed comments on the issue of seaside resorts. The objective is to present a law in Parliament that will bring a rule to Brussels to be agreed upon by Europe. However, this narrow path is not without challenges, as the political forces supporting the executive may have to reach the Court of Justice.
The European Union has sent a reasoned opinion to Italy as part of an infringement procedure, which has irritated both the majority and the executive. Italy now has two months to respond, and the government is considering presenting a regulation by the end of the year. The thesis behind this move is that 67% of Italy’s coastline is free from concessions, and it’s essential to start from existing data.
“We are ready to give immediate answers,” says Matteo Salvini, leader of Lega Salvini, who has been working with Brussels for months towards providing a framework for territorial administrations and economic operators. “We cannot speak of a scarce resource.” On their part, Azzurri Bergamini and Gasparri agree that there is more than enough available resources for those looking to do business in this area.
Fidanza, head of Fratelli d’Italia delegation to the European Parliament, acknowledges that there are open fronts with Europe on issues such as ESM ratification (which will be voted on in November) and family allowance for dependent children. However, he believes that dialogue with Brussels can help draft national legislation that will resolve these issues once their contents are known. Zucconi, an Fdi MP also agrees that they take positive note of EU Commission spokesperson’s willingness to keep dialogue open with Italian government.