The State Council interrupted the celebrations of the beach concessionaires, than from last week they exulted for the decision of the Draghi government to leave out of the ddl Competition the theme of beach bidding. On Tuesday came the ruling that sets the December 31, 2023 the final term of duration of the renewals, which with the Budget law for 2019 had instead been extended until 2033 in (umpteenth) violation of Bolkestein directive. Now the executive, already called to order by Brussels, will have to intervene. And, punctually, the trade associations representing the managers of the establishments evoke the specter of thousands of lost jobs. While the leader of the League Matteo Salvini increases the dose by claiming that “i Brussels bureaucrats and their accomplices “- the administrative judges – must” resign themselves “and adding, as usual, that”Italian beaches are not on sale“. Obviously, the mayor of Lecce does not agree Carlo Salvemini, which already in 2020 had refused to apply the extension to 2033, proposing, in fact, only a “technical extension” of three years. Now promoted by the Council of State.
“It’s a judgment of historical significance“, Comments Salvemini,” which does justice not so much to our small administration which in recent years, among many hostilities, has taken on the task of proposing solutions and possible ways out on an issue of such enormous importance, but to all citizens Italians, which are i legitimate owners of the beaches“. For which today the dealers pay, in the vast majority of cases, derisory fees, under 2,500 euros per year. “Everyone, old dealers, young outsiders, businesses, associations, must have the right to be able compete transparently for the management and enhancement of this heritage. Beaches are common goods, to be administered in the interest of the citizens, everyone “. The administrative judges, meeting in plenary session, have in fact established that from 2024 there will be no possibility of further prolongation of the current regime, with the consequence that the sector will be subjected to competition rules in force in the rest of Europe. A peremptory deadline established precisely to stem the continuous slippage of the transposition of the directive Bolkestein which since 2006 plans to compete for beach management.
On the opposite side Antonio Capacchione, president of the Italian Bathing Union adhering to Fipe / Confcommercio, which reserves the right to “read the reasons for the sentence with due attention” but already defines it “disconcerting even before that shocking because it differs from consolidated jurisprudential guidelines, including constitutional ones, to protect company property, work and legal certainty “. The bathing association reserves the right to decide “the initiatives to be undertaken for the protection of tens of thousands of families of honest workers thrown into utter anguish for the prospect of losing their jobs and their assets “. Similar complaints come from Confesercenti Northern Tuscany – according to the president of Versilia Francesco Giannerini “The ruling threw in the despair thousands of families who now see years of hard work and above all investments at risk “- and the president of the seaside resorts of Lido di Camaiore (in Versilia) Marco Daddio, which speaks of “hit from persistence on a sector that employs thousands of families, local workers, and not multinationals of dubious origin ”.
Along the same lines, the Carroccio with Salvini and the undersecretary for agricultural, food and forestry policies Gian Marco Centinaio, according to which “we are facing a sentence that risks annihilate an Italian system made up of SMEs, often family-run, to the benefit of large companies “and” it is difficult to hypothesize which criteria will be followed in 2023, given that this is a sector with over 60 years of history and it certainly cannot be pretended that the previous market never existed. Criteria that without a mapping of the market are impossible to determine “. The Democratic party with Dario Stefano instead he takes a stand in favor of the tender: “Enough delays and enough useless renunciations to give an adequate regulatory response, taking advantage of the more than generous amount of time that the council of state has granted, up to 2023”. Although “this part of the pronunciations is the least convincing because it creates a period of deductible totally creative, perhaps justifiable only as shock absorber“.