Martedì, 16 Ottobre 2018

'Save ILVA' law to be challenged before Constitutional Court


Taranto, January 15 - An appeals court in the
southern port city of Taranto on Tuesday upheld a request by
local prosecutors to challenge the constitutionality of a 2012
law allowing the troubled ILVA steelworks to remain in
production while much-needed environmental upgrades are carried
The challenge will now be passed on to Italy's
Constitutionl Court.
Prosecutors argued that the law, initially passed as a
government decree before being converted by parliament, involved
a conflict in the attribution of powers between the judiciary
and the executive.
The Taranto tribunal also confirmed an earlier
court-ordered seizure of steel and semi-finished products from
the plant pending the constitutional court ruling.
The products, weighing in the region of 1.8 million tonnes
and worth a billion euros, are currently lying on the company
ILVA has been at the centre of a political and legal battle
since July when local magistrates ordered the partial closure of
its Taranto plant due to serious health concerns.
In November seven top company managers were arrested as
part of a corruption probe.

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