The Italian Government issues a law decree aiming at the complete liberalisation of markets and a system of effective competition (Bersani’s Decree Law)

The Italian Government issued Law Decree 4 July 2006, known as Bersani's Decree from the name of its promoter, inspired by the EC rules which favour fair and transparent access to markets, the removal of the regulatory barriers and the granting of power to the Commission to enforce competition rules. As a matter of law, a law decree is an act issued by the Government when urgent measures are needed. The justification in this case is the perceived decline of the Italian economy due to the continued existence of restrictions on competition in some markets. Due to the peculiarity of the procedure by which law decrees are adopted, by the Government instead of Parliament, they only remain in force for 60 days, after which they must be converted into law or they lose their effect.

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  • Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli, Partners (Roma)
  • Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli, Partners (Roma)

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Silvia D'Alberti, Claudia Cattarin, The Italian Government issues a law decree aiming at the complete liberalisation of markets and a system of effective competition (Bersani’s Decree Law), 3 August 2006, e-Competitions August 2006, Art. N° 12141

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