Mercoledì 18 Luglio 2018 | 09:12

Brussels

Italy didn't respect debt rules - Tajani +RPT+ (3)

Flexibility granted was not used

Italy didn't respect debt rules - Tajani +RPT+ (3)

Brussels, December 7 - Italy did not respect rules on the unpaid debts of the public administration, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani said Thursday. "Even in 2013," he said, "when Brussels granted the possibility of breaching the Stability Pact to pay civil-service and public-sector creditors, this opportunity was not used," he said. It was thus "inevitable" that Italy be reported to the European Court of Justice almost five years after a European Commission directive, he said. Now, he said, what was needed was a "swift change of course". The European Commission said earlier that it has referred Italy to the EU Court of Justice over late payments by the Italian public authorities to private-sector suppliers. Under the EU's Late Payment Directive, public authorities have to pay for the goods and services they procure within 30 days or, in very exceptional circumstances, within 60 days of receiving the bill. "The Commission acknowledges the efforts made by the Italian government to improve the situation since the launch of the infringement procedure with a letter of formal notice in June 2014 and the subsequent reasoned opinion sent in February 2017," the EC said. "However, more than three years after the launch of the infringement procedure, the Italian public authorities still take on average 100 days to settle their invoices, with peaks which can considerably exceed this figure". It said the decision to refer Italy to the court was aimed at protecting European businesses, particularly small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Lascia il tuo commento

Condividi le tue opinioni su

Caratteri rimanenti: 400

ALTRI ARTICOLI DALLA SEZIONE

Priest drowns at Ostuni

Priest drowns at Ostuni

 
Worker crushed to death by metal tubes at Olbia

Worker crushed to death by metal tubes at Olbia

 
83 counterfeit art works seized

83 counterfeit art works seized

 
Soccer: Liverpool place bid for Allison  (2)

Soccer: Liverpool place bid for Allison (2)

 
Adachiara Zevi gets threatening letter with Hitler pic

Adachiara Zevi gets threatening letter with Hitler pic

 
Libya 'let migrant woman and child die' says Open Arms

Libya 'let migrant woman and child die' says Open Arms

 
Soil erosion continues in Italy

Soil erosion continues in Italy

 
Police hit Rome's Casamonica clan with 31 arrests

Police hit Rome's Casamonica clan with 31 arrests

 

GDM.TV

Commento fallimento Baricalcio di Fabrizio Nitti

Nitti (Gazzetta): «Troppo tardi. Evidenti colpe di chi ha gestito»

 
La sciarpata, l'inno, l'emozioneSulle note si «insegue un sogno»

La sciarpata, l'inno, l'emozione. Sulle note si «insegue un sogno»

 
Brindisi, più di 260 chili di droga nascosti in un gommone: arrestato 26enne

Brindisi, più di 260 chili di droga nascosti in un gommone: arrestato 26enne (Vd)

 
I pugliesi lo fanno meglio: ecco Roberta e il suo 'U Taràll

Roberta, 2 lauree e un sogno da giornalista: torna a Bari da Londra per fare i taralli

 
Bari, francesi cantano Marsigliese per festeggiare Coppa del Mondo

Bari, francesi cantano Marsigliese per festeggiare Coppa del Mondo Vd

 
Pio e Amedeo, l'incursione nello stadio dei Leeds: Presidente, giochiamo col Foggia?

Pio e Amedeo, l'incursione nello stadio dei Leeds: Presidente, giochiamo col Foggia?

 
Di Maio a Matera: «Via Pittella, non si gioca con la sanità»

Di Maio a Matera: «Via Pittella, non si gioca con la sanità»

 
Auto contro scooter sulla ss100: morto un 62enne

Auto contro scooter sulla ss100: morto un 62enne

 

PHOTONEWS