“Two basic texts, of constitutional and ordinary reform”, to change the architecture of the powers for Rome and make it a capital like those of the other European states “will be produced between Tuesday and Wednesday next week” by the ministerial commission set up by the minister for regional affairs, Maria Stella Gelmini and then presented to the parliamentary commission in charge of studying the possible legal models to attribute legislative powers to Rome or in any case strengthen its powers under Article 114 of the Constitution. The constitutionalist Francesco Saverio Marini, president of the ministerial commission, told Adnkronos. “We will try to share our basic text with the parliamentary commission with which discussions have already begun and we intend to collaborate institutionally. It seems to me – Marini notes – that there is a good bipartisan climate and that on the issues there is a tendency to share between political forces. If we consider the tendential convergence of the parliamentary proposals filed and what has emerged in the parliamentary debate, I believe there may be the political conditions to arrive at a favorable solution at least at the level of ordinary legislation, but I also hope to constitutional legislation “. This is the roadmap:” the first objective is to approve summary and proposal documents in the ministerial commission before the parliamentary commission finishes its work, presumably in a couple of weeks. We would like to produce a text that obviously takes into account what has been done so far in Parliament and also give a contri buto further, which takes into account the requests of the territorial bodies concerned “. Marini reports that he had an interlocution with the president of the Capitoline Assembly to verify “the intentions with respect to the possible activation of the procedure of article 132, which would transform Rome into a Region, or to a possible intervention through the attribution of new powers with 138. The President reported that he had addressed the issue to the Assembly and that the Assembly on several occasions had already urged Parliament and the Government in 2019 to reform the powers of the Capital “. No doubt” on the double constitutional track and ordinary: both must focus on the same objectives “. In a nutshell: “the reform by ordinary law in the event that it comes first, should anticipate the contents of the constitutional reform”, explains the constitutionalist. Among other issues, debated by the Ministerial Commission also “the territories and in particular the functions of the municipalities: that is, whether they should be strengthened, considering the dimension of Rome”. Capital must have a say in the process first of all: “that is, the reform must not be dropped from above. Rome, in my opinion, must be involved in the definition of its powers through the creation of a joint body or an institutional table that allows it to participate in the implementation of the process of extension of powers “. Finally, the provision of a derogatory legislation with respect to that of the Lazio region, on the German model” which facilitates a reform process that comes from below, from the territories “:” that is, yes they could identify some material areas and it will then be up to Rome to decide how much to occupy with those subjects and how much to leave to the Region “. (by Roberta Lanzara)
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