• Wednesday, October 13, 2021
  • 14:00 - 15:30
  • Memo
  • Beach Arena - Pav. B1
  • Piero Bellandi Lecturer at the University of Pisa
  • Gian Marco Centinaio Lega Senator and Undersecretary for Agriculture
  • Alex Giuzio Editor-in-Chief of Mondo Balneare
  • Cristina Pozzi Lawyer and professor of community transport law at the University of Parma

Having extended maritime land concessions by 15 years, Law 145/2018 has enabled beach establishments to start investing again after years in which investments were totally blocked due to uncertainties relating to the Bolkestein directive. Cristina Pozzi (University of Parma) and Piero Bellandi (University of Pisa) have conducted an initial investigation of the investments made by Italian beach establishments on state land as a result of this year: the data, which will be unveiled for the very first time at Sun in Rimini, follows a first fact-finding survey conducted by the Market Survey programme, which accurately represents the investments made by Italian concession holders to improve the tourist-beach offer on state land. This representation constitutes the main argument, not yet fully investigated, relating to points 55 and 56 of the well-known “Promoimpresa” ruling of 14 July 2016 by the European Court of Justice, on the case-by-case assessment of investments made and the resulting legitimate expectations regarding the continuity of the concession, which will be debated in plenary session by the Italian Council of State on 20 October.