Problemi di dialogo tra Stato e regione nell’epoca dei sistemi portuali

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The judgment of the Constitutional Court n. 208 of 2020 rejected the question of constitutionality of art. 22 bis d.l. n. 119/2018, raised by the Calabria region: the Court stated that the amendment of the territorial extension of a Port System (South Tyrrhenian and Ionian seas), and the establishment of a new Port Authority (Autorità di Sistema portuale dello Stretto), did not require the State to seek any prior agreement with the applicant. Moreover, the decision rules out that the choice of the state law is contrary to the principles of reasonableness and sound administration: in this respect, in the opinion of the Court, the asymmetry between the Calabrian Seaport System and special economic zone of the Region has no relief.The paper highlights that such statements contradict the earlier case law of the Court; at the same time, the decision presupposes a disputable interpretation of the recent reform of Italian Seaports law (d.lgs. n. 169/2016).
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)1512-1520
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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