The Italian government has received a reasoned opinion from the European Union (EU) regarding the ongoing infringement procedure regarding the Italian coastline. This development has sparked controversy among political forces and businesses in Italy. The majority of Italians, along with the executive, is determined to bring a rule to Brussels that will be agreed upon by Europe and then presented in Parliament.
The objective is to ensure that 67% of the Italian coast remains free from concessions. The majority argues that this approach is necessary for the preservation of Italy’s economy and its coastal resources. However, some business leaders argue that there is more than enough available for those who wish to dedicate themselves to doing business in this area.
Leaders from various political parties have expressed their views on the matter. Matteo Salvini, leader of the League party, says they are ready to give immediate answers and that they cannot speak of a scarce resource when it comes to Italy’s coastline. On the other hand, Fratelli d’Italia delegation head Filippo Fidanza notes that while there may be an obstacle in this process, it will not stop dialogue with the EU on this issue. He believes that once the contents are known, it could even be helpful in drafting national legislation that would definitively resolve this issue.