Armed with motorway operators: Conte attacked the Benetton's

The largest part of the Italian motorways will be back in business with the state. This is the result of negotiations with the private highway operator Autostra

Armed with motorway operators: Conte attacked the Benetton's

The largest part of the Italian motorways will be back in business with the state. This is the result of negotiations with the private highway operator Autostrade per l'italia. Italy's Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte can capture this result as a personal success.

Tobias Piller

economic correspondent for Italy and Greece, with seat in Rome.

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the head of The government had said time and again that the current private highway operator would have to let the conditions on the future of the motorways of the government dictate. Otherwise, the concessions for 3000 km of Italian motorways would be terminated immediately.

The private motorway operator, controlled by the family of entrepreneurs Benetton were the most important group in the government coalition, the Five-star movement, as the main responsible for the collapse of the highway bridge in Genoa in August of 2018, viewed. In addition, you were delivered from this side a lot of times that the corrupt machinations.

Conte did not want to take legal action

the Prime Minister, Conte, was presented in 2018 of the Five-star movement as a candidate for the Ministry of justice and then to their proposal, the Prime Minister has secured with its positioning against the Benetton's of the of the more and more fractious movement.

In the case of pragmatic, experienced politicians in the coalition such as the former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, or in the case of the representatives of the center left based Democrats, it gave up the last resistance against the populist attitude of the Prime Minister and his threats of withdrawal of all concessions. "The responsibility for the Bridge collapse must be established by a court," asked about the Renzi's party Italia Viva belonging to the former justice Secretary Gennaro Migliarino.

"The concessions can be revoked easily with a Post in the social media", it was said from the opposition Northern League. However, the learned Professor of law, Conte had already announced 2018 according to the bridge's misfortune that he did not want to take legal action, but as a politician, which is apparently responsible to punish will, without a process. Because it was clear from the beginning that the processes would take over responsibility for the bridge's misfortune for many years.

Updated Date: 16 July 2020, 23:19

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