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Ok to the Competition bill with reference to the bathing establishments and without taxis

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Ddl competition to the goal without the much debated article 10 on taxis and with the knot of state concessions inside, on which, however, everything slips to 2024. But for the seaside resorts the extension approved with the first go-ahead of the Senate on 30 May last to the provision is not enough and they also ask that the article concerning them be removed and which for some time has constituted – together with public cars – one of the thorniest knots of the very painful Bill.

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However, after the go-ahead in the Commission, on Monday 25th the provision will be in the Chamber. Then, once approved, to be in compliance with the indications of the Pnrr it will also be necessary to start all the implementing measures: the deadline is the end of the ‘year. The operation will not be simple, the provision touches on numerous topics, from transport, to the simplification of authorizations for business activities, measures on ports, telecommunications, gas and hydroelectric services, waste, investee companies, direct reimbursements extended to the Motor TPL, on competition in services, the strengthening of the Antitrust powers. Here are the main points.

BATHROOMS. Article 3 of the provision “extension to 31 December 2023 – or until the term referred to in paragraph 3, if later, and in any case no later than 31 December 2024 – the effectiveness of state-owned concessions and management relationships for recreational tourism purposes and sports “, thus postponing another of the thorniest knots together with that of taxis and providing for a delegation to the Government for the reorganization of the matter of state-owned maritime concessions (Article 4).
Compensation will also be provided for outgoing dealers.

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PORTS. Article 5 provides that a decree of the Ministry of Sustainable Infrastructures and Mobility defines the criteria for concessions. A concessionaire is expected to obtain only one concession for each port, but the rule does not apply to hubs of international and national importance.

GAS. Article 6 aims to enhance the distribution networks of local authorities with a series of provisions and to speed up the procedures for tenders.

HYDROELECTRIC CONCESSIONS. For article 7, the Regions will set the criteria that must be followed to carry out the competitions. The procedures will have to be fixed by the end of next year. Some indemnities are foreseen for outgoing dealers.

LOCAL PUBLIC SERVICES. Article 8 delegates the reorganization of the matter to a single text of the Government, while 9 specifically concerns public transport and provides for a cut in the National Transport Fund for local authorities that have entrusted the services without public tender procedures or through non-public tenders. compliant.

CHARGING COLUMNS. Article 13 is dedicated to the procedures of motorway concessionaires for assigning charging stations “by means of competitive, transparent and non-discriminatory procedures, in compliance with the rotation principle” and which envisage “the application of reward criteria for offers in which proposes the use of highly innovative technologies “.

WASTE. Article 15 intervenes on tariffs for non-domestic users, providing for new tasks for the Arera and amendments to the Environmental Code where the stipulation of a program agreement on a national basis is envisaged between Conai and autonomous systems and all operators in the sector. of reference with the Anci, with the UPI or with the management bodies of the optimal territorial area.

HEALTH. The chapters that are the subject of lively debates contained in articles 16 to 22 and which concern the pharmaceutical service, the licensing of medicines, access to the health service, the accreditation of the structures, the selection procedures for the health management are full-bodied.

BIG TECH AND DIGITAL PLATFORMS. Article 33 integrates the discipline of abuse of economic dependence in business-to-business subcontracting, introducing “a relative presumption of economic dependence” in commercial relations with a company that offers the intermediation services of a digital platform, when this the latter plays a decisive role in reaching end users (and / or) or suppliers, also in terms of network effects (and / or) or data availability.

Source: Ansa

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