Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Italy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Measures to Reactivate the Economy, Promote Development, and Reduce Bureaucracy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404202_text Aviation and airports; Budget; Economic development; Government lending and loan guarantees; Transportation and public works - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404202_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Prospective Legislation on the Election and Change of Names http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404147_text Children's rights - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404147_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Measures to Decrease Backlogs in Civil Proceedings http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404138_text Administrative remedies; Civil actions; Families ; Judges; Jurisdiction and venue; State and local courts - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404138_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Abolition of Crime of "Illegal Immigration" and the Mare Nostrum Policy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404131_text Administrative remedies; Boundaries; Crime and law enforcement; Human rights; Immigration - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404131_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Right to Information of Persons Subject to Imprisonment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404100_text Correctional facilities and imprisonment; Crime and law enforcement; Criminal procedure - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404100_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Compensation for Mistreated Inmates and Other Provisions on Prison Administration http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404094_text Correctional facilities and imprisonment; Crime and law enforcement; Criminal procedure - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404094_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Measures to Enhance Protection of Cultural Patrimony http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404095_text Cultural heritage; Income tax; Tourism - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404095_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Recent Developments on Bitcoin http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404033_text Banks and financial institutions; Currency; Internet - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404033_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Constitutional Decision Upholding Decriminalization of Soft Drugs http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404023_text Constitution; Controlled substances; Crime and law enforcement - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404023_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Constitutional Decision Upholding Decriminalization of Soft Drugs http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404016_text Constitution; Controlled substances; Crime and law enforcement - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative:... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404016_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Overhaul of Criminal Penalties http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403998_text Correctional facilities and imprisonment; Crime and law enforcement; Sentencing - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 28 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403998_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Law Reordering the Territorial Organization of the Country http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403979_text State and local finance; State and local government - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 14 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403979_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Legislation on Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Found Partially Unconstitutional http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403903_text Controlled substances; Crime and law enforcement; Constitution - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403903_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Legislation on Public Financing for Political Parties http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403890_text Elections and politics - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403890_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: New Measures to Respond to Environmental Emergencies http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403866_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Emergency management; Environmental mitigation; Organized crime - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403866_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Implementation of Law Amending Status of Natural Children http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403845_text Families ; Legitimation; Paternity - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403845_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Urgent Measures Concerning Education, Higher Education, and Research http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403774_text Education; Education funding; Health promotion and preventive care; Higher education; School administration - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013]... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 29 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403774_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Tax Incentives and Other Measures to Tackle Youth Unemployment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403693_text Children; Labor; Taxation - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013],... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 09 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403693_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Plan to Control Boat Traffic in Venice http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403683_text Workers safety and health; Transportation and public works - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403683_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Recognition of Natural Children http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403627_text Families - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403627_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Draft Legislation to Eliminate Public Financing for Political Parties http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403612_text Elections and politics - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403612_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Prison Term Pronounced for Berlusconi http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403517_text Crime and law enforcement - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403517_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Anti-Corruption Law Adopted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403389_text Government ethics and transparency - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403389_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Law on Start Up Companies and Other Stimulus Measures http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403386_text Corporations - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403386_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Supreme Court Ruling on Mobile Phones and Tumors http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403378_text Workers safety and health - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403378_text Global Legal Monitor: European Court of Human Rights; Italy: Ruling on Embryo Screening http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403307_text Human rights - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403307_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Boat Tax Clarified http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403182_text Taxation - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403182_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Government Measures in Response to Earthquakes http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403173_text Disasters - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 04 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403173_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Gay Family Rights Ruling http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403036_text Families - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403036_text Global Legal Monitor: European Court of Human Rights; Italy: Sanctions Result in Review of Immigration Policy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403010_text Immigration and nationality - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 05 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403010_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Nuclear Power http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402821_text Energy - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 03 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402821_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: No Compensation for Theft from Bank Vaults http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402822_text Banks and financial institutions - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 03 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402822_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Unions of Municipalities http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402823_text Economics and Public Finance - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 29 Sep 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402823_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Earthquake Trial http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402824_text Disasters - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 29 Sep 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402824_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Burqa Ban Provision Approved by Parliamentary Committee http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402773_text Families - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 11 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402773_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Government Approves Austerity Package http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402752_text Taxation - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 20 Jul 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402752_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Measure to Counter Foreign Takeovers http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402662_text Commerce - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 10 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402662_text Global Legal Monitor: European Court of Human Rights; Italy: Crucifixes Allowed in Schools http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402613_text Church and state relations - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 07 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402613_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Renewable Energy Law Adopted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402587_text Energy - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 25 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402587_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: State of Emergency over Tunisian Refugees http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402529_text Asylum - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402529_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Urgent Measures on Security Matters http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402517_text National security - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 15 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402517_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Constitutional Court Strikes Down Parts of Immunity Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402513_text Government ethics and transparency - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 13, 2011, Italy's Constitutional Court struck down parts of a law supported by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that would have given him and his Ministers temporary immunity from criminal charges while they remain in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 11 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402513_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Video-Sharing Sites to Be Viewed by the Law as Television Broadcasters http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402469_text Communications - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 13, 2011, Italy's Constitutional Court struck down parts of a law supported by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that would have given him and his Ministers temporary immunity from criminal charges while they remain in The Italian Communications Authority (ITA) ruled on December 28, 2010, that in the eyes of the law video-sharing sites such as YouTube (a subsidiary of Google Inc.) should be considered television broadcasters. This means that "the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 13 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402469_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Decision in CIA Kidnapping Case http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402432_text Crime and law enforcement - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 13, 2011, Italy's Constitutional Court struck down parts of a law supported by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that would have given him and his Ministers temporary immunity from criminal charges while they remain in The Italian Communications Authority (ITA) ruled on December 28, 2010, that in the eyes of the law video-sharing sites such as YouTube (a subsidiary of Google Inc.) should be considered television broadcasters. This means that "the On December 15, 2010, the Appeals Court in Milan, Italy, rendered a decision in the case of the kidnapping of Abu Omar. Omar was alleged to have been an extremist imam from a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 22 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402432_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Clarification of Aspects of Taxation of Resident Entities in Black-Listed Jurisdictions http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402363_text Taxation - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 13, 2011, Italy's Constitutional Court struck down parts of a law supported by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that would have given him and his Ministers temporary immunity from criminal charges while they remain in The Italian Communications Authority (ITA) ruled on December 28, 2010, that in the eyes of the law video-sharing sites such as YouTube (a subsidiary of Google Inc.) should be considered television broadcasters. This means that "the On December 15, 2010, the Appeals Court in Milan, Italy, rendered a decision in the case of the kidnapping of Abu Omar. Omar was alleged to have been an extremist imam from a The Italian Tax Authority (Agenzia delle Entrate, ITA) issued Ministerial Circular No. 51/E on October 6, 2010, to clarify the rules on controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) found in Law No. 102/2009 and also to clarify the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 09 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402363_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Recent Circulars Issued on VAT and Black-Listed Jurisdictions http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402354_text Taxation - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 13, 2011, Italy's Constitutional Court struck down parts of a law supported by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that would have given him and his Ministers temporary immunity from criminal charges while they remain in The Italian Communications Authority (ITA) ruled on December 28, 2010, that in the eyes of the law video-sharing sites such as YouTube (a subsidiary of Google Inc.) should be considered television broadcasters. This means that "the On December 15, 2010, the Appeals Court in Milan, Italy, rendered a decision in the case of the kidnapping of Abu Omar. Omar was alleged to have been an extremist imam from a The Italian Tax Authority (Agenzia delle Entrate, ITA) issued Ministerial Circular No. 51/E on October 6, 2010, to clarify the rules on controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) found in Law No. 102/2009 and also to clarify the Two circulars issued recently by the Italian Tax Authority (ITA) (Agenzia delle Entrate) seek to clarify the valued-added-tax (VAT) regime, in connection with black-listed countries. The black-listed countries are tax havens, whose rate of taxation is... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 04 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402354_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy; United Nations: Plan to Introduce Resolution on Religious Minorities http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402235_text Church and state relations - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 13, 2011, Italy's Constitutional Court struck down parts of a law supported by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that would have given him and his Ministers temporary immunity from criminal charges while they remain in The Italian Communications Authority (ITA) ruled on December 28, 2010, that in the eyes of the law video-sharing sites such as YouTube (a subsidiary of Google Inc.) should be considered television broadcasters. This means that "the On December 15, 2010, the Appeals Court in Milan, Italy, rendered a decision in the case of the kidnapping of Abu Omar. Omar was alleged to have been an extremist imam from a The Italian Tax Authority (Agenzia delle Entrate, ITA) issued Ministerial Circular No. 51/E on October 6, 2010, to clarify the rules on controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) found in Law No. 102/2009 and also to clarify the Two circulars issued recently by the Italian Tax Authority (ITA) (Agenzia delle Entrate) seek to clarify the valued-added-tax (VAT) regime, in connection with black-listed countries. The black-listed countries are tax havens, whose rate of taxation is On September 13, 2010, Italy's Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, announced that the country plans to present a resolution at the next United Nations General Assembly. The resolution will cover the protection of religious minority groups.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 13 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402235_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy; United Nations: Wiretapping Bill Criticized http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402109_text Communications - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 13, 2011, Italy's Constitutional Court struck down parts of a law supported by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that would have given him and his Ministers temporary immunity from criminal charges while they remain in The Italian Communications Authority (ITA) ruled on December 28, 2010, that in the eyes of the law video-sharing sites such as YouTube (a subsidiary of Google Inc.) should be considered television broadcasters. This means that "the On December 15, 2010, the Appeals Court in Milan, Italy, rendered a decision in the case of the kidnapping of Abu Omar. Omar was alleged to have been an extremist imam from a The Italian Tax Authority (Agenzia delle Entrate, ITA) issued Ministerial Circular No. 51/E on October 6, 2010, to clarify the rules on controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) found in Law No. 102/2009 and also to clarify the Two circulars issued recently by the Italian Tax Authority (ITA) (Agenzia delle Entrate) seek to clarify the valued-added-tax (VAT) regime, in connection with black-listed countries. The black-listed countries are tax havens, whose rate of taxation is On September 13, 2010, Italy's Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, announced that the country plans to present a resolution at the next United Nations General Assembly. The resolution will cover the protection of religious minority groups. On July 13, 2010, Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, criticized a draft Italian law on wiretapping. The proposed law covers surveillance and eavesdropping in criminal investigations, but some observers are... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 14 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402109_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Court Strikes Down Harsher Penalties for Illegal Immigrants http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402055_text Immigration and nationality - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 13, 2011, Italy's Constitutional Court struck down parts of a law supported by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that would have given him and his Ministers temporary immunity from criminal charges while they remain in The Italian Communications Authority (ITA) ruled on December 28, 2010, that in the eyes of the law video-sharing sites such as YouTube (a subsidiary of Google Inc.) should be considered television broadcasters. This means that "the On December 15, 2010, the Appeals Court in Milan, Italy, rendered a decision in the case of the kidnapping of Abu Omar. Omar was alleged to have been an extremist imam from a The Italian Tax Authority (Agenzia delle Entrate, ITA) issued Ministerial Circular No. 51/E on October 6, 2010, to clarify the rules on controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) found in Law No. 102/2009 and also to clarify the Two circulars issued recently by the Italian Tax Authority (ITA) (Agenzia delle Entrate) seek to clarify the valued-added-tax (VAT) regime, in connection with black-listed countries. The black-listed countries are tax havens, whose rate of taxation is On September 13, 2010, Italy's Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, announced that the country plans to present a resolution at the next United Nations General Assembly. The resolution will cover the protection of religious minority groups. On July 13, 2010, Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, criticized a draft Italian law on wiretapping. The proposed law covers surveillance and eavesdropping in criminal investigations, but some observers are On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402055_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Same-Sex Marriage Ban Upheld by Constitutional Court http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401938_text Families - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 13, 2011, Italy's Constitutional Court struck down parts of a law supported by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that would have given him and his Ministers temporary immunity from criminal charges while they remain in The Italian Communications Authority (ITA) ruled on December 28, 2010, that in the eyes of the law video-sharing sites such as YouTube (a subsidiary of Google Inc.) should be considered television broadcasters. This means that "the On December 15, 2010, the Appeals Court in Milan, Italy, rendered a decision in the case of the kidnapping of Abu Omar. Omar was alleged to have been an extremist imam from a The Italian Tax Authority (Agenzia delle Entrate, ITA) issued Ministerial Circular No. 51/E on October 6, 2010, to clarify the rules on controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) found in Law No. 102/2009 and also to clarify the Two circulars issued recently by the Italian Tax Authority (ITA) (Agenzia delle Entrate) seek to clarify the valued-added-tax (VAT) regime, in connection with black-listed countries. The black-listed countries are tax havens, whose rate of taxation is On September 13, 2010, Italy's Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, announced that the country plans to present a resolution at the next United Nations General Assembly. The resolution will cover the protection of religious minority groups. On July 13, 2010, Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, criticized a draft Italian law on wiretapping. The proposed law covers surveillance and eavesdropping in criminal investigations, but some observers are On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On April 14, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Italy upheld the country's prohibition against same-sex marriages. The question brought before the Court by the appeals court of Trento and the tribunal of Venice was whether provisions... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 22 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401938_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Rome Regulations to Protect Carriage Horses http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401848_text Animal protection - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 13, 2011, Italy's Constitutional Court struck down parts of a law supported by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that would have given him and his Ministers temporary immunity from criminal charges while they remain in The Italian Communications Authority (ITA) ruled on December 28, 2010, that in the eyes of the law video-sharing sites such as YouTube (a subsidiary of Google Inc.) should be considered television broadcasters. This means that "the On December 15, 2010, the Appeals Court in Milan, Italy, rendered a decision in the case of the kidnapping of Abu Omar. Omar was alleged to have been an extremist imam from a The Italian Tax Authority (Agenzia delle Entrate, ITA) issued Ministerial Circular No. 51/E on October 6, 2010, to clarify the rules on controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) found in Law No. 102/2009 and also to clarify the Two circulars issued recently by the Italian Tax Authority (ITA) (Agenzia delle Entrate) seek to clarify the valued-added-tax (VAT) regime, in connection with black-listed countries. The black-listed countries are tax havens, whose rate of taxation is On September 13, 2010, Italy's Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, announced that the country plans to present a resolution at the next United Nations General Assembly. The resolution will cover the protection of religious minority groups. On July 13, 2010, Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, criticized a draft Italian law on wiretapping. The proposed law covers surveillance and eavesdropping in criminal investigations, but some observers are On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On April 14, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Italy upheld the country's prohibition against same-sex marriages. The question brought before the Court by the appeals court of Trento and the tribunal of Venice was whether provisions On February 22, 2010, new regulations went into effect in Rome, Italy, to better protect horses that pull tourist buggies. The new rules ban grueling uphill climbs, limit the animals' work day to an eight-hour maximum... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 03 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401848_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Circular to Clarify Tax Amnesty for Offshore Assets http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401639_text Taxation - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 13, 2011, Italy's Constitutional Court struck down parts of a law supported by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that would have given him and his Ministers temporary immunity from criminal charges while they remain in The Italian Communications Authority (ITA) ruled on December 28, 2010, that in the eyes of the law video-sharing sites such as YouTube (a subsidiary of Google Inc.) should be considered television broadcasters. This means that "the On December 15, 2010, the Appeals Court in Milan, Italy, rendered a decision in the case of the kidnapping of Abu Omar. Omar was alleged to have been an extremist imam from a The Italian Tax Authority (Agenzia delle Entrate, ITA) issued Ministerial Circular No. 51/E on October 6, 2010, to clarify the rules on controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) found in Law No. 102/2009 and also to clarify the Two circulars issued recently by the Italian Tax Authority (ITA) (Agenzia delle Entrate) seek to clarify the valued-added-tax (VAT) regime, in connection with black-listed countries. The black-listed countries are tax havens, whose rate of taxation is On September 13, 2010, Italy's Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, announced that the country plans to present a resolution at the next United Nations General Assembly. The resolution will cover the protection of religious minority groups. On July 13, 2010, Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, criticized a draft Italian law on wiretapping. The proposed law covers surveillance and eavesdropping in criminal investigations, but some observers are On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On April 14, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Italy upheld the country's prohibition against same-sex marriages. The question brought before the Court by the appeals court of Trento and the tribunal of Venice was whether provisions On February 22, 2010, new regulations went into effect in Rome, Italy, to better protect horses that pull tourist buggies. The new rules ban grueling uphill climbs, limit the animals' work day to an eight-hour maximum Under Ministerial Circular No. 43/E of October 10, 2009, the Italian Tax Authorities (ITA) seek to clarify the provisions on the tax amnesty set forth in Law No. 141 (converted from Law Decree No. 103 on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401639_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Rules on Controlled Foreign Corporations and Tax Havens Tightened http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401580_text Taxation - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 13, 2011, Italy's Constitutional Court struck down parts of a law supported by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that would have given him and his Ministers temporary immunity from criminal charges while they remain in The Italian Communications Authority (ITA) ruled on December 28, 2010, that in the eyes of the law video-sharing sites such as YouTube (a subsidiary of Google Inc.) should be considered television broadcasters. This means that "the On December 15, 2010, the Appeals Court in Milan, Italy, rendered a decision in the case of the kidnapping of Abu Omar. Omar was alleged to have been an extremist imam from a The Italian Tax Authority (Agenzia delle Entrate, ITA) issued Ministerial Circular No. 51/E on October 6, 2010, to clarify the rules on controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) found in Law No. 102/2009 and also to clarify the Two circulars issued recently by the Italian Tax Authority (ITA) (Agenzia delle Entrate) seek to clarify the valued-added-tax (VAT) regime, in connection with black-listed countries. The black-listed countries are tax havens, whose rate of taxation is On September 13, 2010, Italy's Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, announced that the country plans to present a resolution at the next United Nations General Assembly. The resolution will cover the protection of religious minority groups. On July 13, 2010, Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, criticized a draft Italian law on wiretapping. The proposed law covers surveillance and eavesdropping in criminal investigations, but some observers are On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On April 14, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Italy upheld the country's prohibition against same-sex marriages. The question brought before the Court by the appeals court of Trento and the tribunal of Venice was whether provisions On February 22, 2010, new regulations went into effect in Rome, Italy, to better protect horses that pull tourist buggies. The new rules ban grueling uphill climbs, limit the animals' work day to an eight-hour maximum Under Ministerial Circular No. 43/E of October 10, 2009, the Italian Tax Authorities (ITA) seek to clarify the provisions on the tax amnesty set forth in Law No. 141 (converted from Law Decree No. 103 on Law Decree No. 78, published in Italy's official gazette on July 1, 2009, covers a basket of new measures to deal with the global financial crisis, including a tightening of rules on tax havens and controlled... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 28 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401580_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Highway Safety Code Revised, Fines Increased http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401563_text Workers safety and health - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 13, 2011, Italy's Constitutional Court struck down parts of a law supported by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that would have given him and his Ministers temporary immunity from criminal charges while they remain in The Italian Communications Authority (ITA) ruled on December 28, 2010, that in the eyes of the law video-sharing sites such as YouTube (a subsidiary of Google Inc.) should be considered television broadcasters. This means that "the On December 15, 2010, the Appeals Court in Milan, Italy, rendered a decision in the case of the kidnapping of Abu Omar. Omar was alleged to have been an extremist imam from a The Italian Tax Authority (Agenzia delle Entrate, ITA) issued Ministerial Circular No. 51/E on October 6, 2010, to clarify the rules on controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) found in Law No. 102/2009 and also to clarify the Two circulars issued recently by the Italian Tax Authority (ITA) (Agenzia delle Entrate) seek to clarify the valued-added-tax (VAT) regime, in connection with black-listed countries. The black-listed countries are tax havens, whose rate of taxation is On September 13, 2010, Italy's Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, announced that the country plans to present a resolution at the next United Nations General Assembly. The resolution will cover the protection of religious minority groups. On July 13, 2010, Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, criticized a draft Italian law on wiretapping. The proposed law covers surveillance and eavesdropping in criminal investigations, but some observers are On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On April 14, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Italy upheld the country's prohibition against same-sex marriages. The question brought before the Court by the appeals court of Trento and the tribunal of Venice was whether provisions On February 22, 2010, new regulations went into effect in Rome, Italy, to better protect horses that pull tourist buggies. The new rules ban grueling uphill climbs, limit the animals' work day to an eight-hour maximum Under Ministerial Circular No. 43/E of October 10, 2009, the Italian Tax Authorities (ITA) seek to clarify the provisions on the tax amnesty set forth in Law No. 141 (converted from Law Decree No. 103 on Law Decree No. 78, published in Italy's official gazette on July 1, 2009, covers a basket of new measures to deal with the global financial crisis, including a tightening of rules on tax havens and controlled Among other changes, Italy's new law on traffic offenses imposes heavier penalties for illegal acts that occur in the overnight hours, between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. (Law 94, July 15, 2009, effective Aug. 8, 2009).... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 11 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401563_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Fight Against Piracy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401545_text Piracy - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 13, 2011, Italy's Constitutional Court struck down parts of a law supported by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that would have given him and his Ministers temporary immunity from criminal charges while they remain in The Italian Communications Authority (ITA) ruled on December 28, 2010, that in the eyes of the law video-sharing sites such as YouTube (a subsidiary of Google Inc.) should be considered television broadcasters. This means that "the On December 15, 2010, the Appeals Court in Milan, Italy, rendered a decision in the case of the kidnapping of Abu Omar. Omar was alleged to have been an extremist imam from a The Italian Tax Authority (Agenzia delle Entrate, ITA) issued Ministerial Circular No. 51/E on October 6, 2010, to clarify the rules on controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) found in Law No. 102/2009 and also to clarify the Two circulars issued recently by the Italian Tax Authority (ITA) (Agenzia delle Entrate) seek to clarify the valued-added-tax (VAT) regime, in connection with black-listed countries. The black-listed countries are tax havens, whose rate of taxation is On September 13, 2010, Italy's Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, announced that the country plans to present a resolution at the next United Nations General Assembly. The resolution will cover the protection of religious minority groups. On July 13, 2010, Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, criticized a draft Italian law on wiretapping. The proposed law covers surveillance and eavesdropping in criminal investigations, but some observers are On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On April 14, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Italy upheld the country's prohibition against same-sex marriages. The question brought before the Court by the appeals court of Trento and the tribunal of Venice was whether provisions On February 22, 2010, new regulations went into effect in Rome, Italy, to better protect horses that pull tourist buggies. The new rules ban grueling uphill climbs, limit the animals' work day to an eight-hour maximum Under Ministerial Circular No. 43/E of October 10, 2009, the Italian Tax Authorities (ITA) seek to clarify the provisions on the tax amnesty set forth in Law No. 141 (converted from Law Decree No. 103 on Law Decree No. 78, published in Italy's official gazette on July 1, 2009, covers a basket of new measures to deal with the global financial crisis, including a tightening of rules on tax havens and controlled Among other changes, Italy's new law on traffic offenses imposes heavier penalties for illegal acts that occur in the overnight hours, between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. (Law 94, July 15, 2009, effective Aug. 8, 2009). On July 22, 2009, the Italian Parliament converted Decree-Law No. 61 of June 15, 2009, into Law No. 100, approving urgent provisions on combating piracy. It came into force on the day after its publication in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 09 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401545_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Voting from Home Allowed in Some Cases http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401316_text Elections and politics - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 13, 2011, Italy's Constitutional Court struck down parts of a law supported by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that would have given him and his Ministers temporary immunity from criminal charges while they remain in The Italian Communications Authority (ITA) ruled on December 28, 2010, that in the eyes of the law video-sharing sites such as YouTube (a subsidiary of Google Inc.) should be considered television broadcasters. This means that "the On December 15, 2010, the Appeals Court in Milan, Italy, rendered a decision in the case of the kidnapping of Abu Omar. Omar was alleged to have been an extremist imam from a The Italian Tax Authority (Agenzia delle Entrate, ITA) issued Ministerial Circular No. 51/E on October 6, 2010, to clarify the rules on controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) found in Law No. 102/2009 and also to clarify the Two circulars issued recently by the Italian Tax Authority (ITA) (Agenzia delle Entrate) seek to clarify the valued-added-tax (VAT) regime, in connection with black-listed countries. The black-listed countries are tax havens, whose rate of taxation is On September 13, 2010, Italy's Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, announced that the country plans to present a resolution at the next United Nations General Assembly. The resolution will cover the protection of religious minority groups. On July 13, 2010, Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, criticized a draft Italian law on wiretapping. The proposed law covers surveillance and eavesdropping in criminal investigations, but some observers are On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On April 14, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Italy upheld the country's prohibition against same-sex marriages. The question brought before the Court by the appeals court of Trento and the tribunal of Venice was whether provisions On February 22, 2010, new regulations went into effect in Rome, Italy, to better protect horses that pull tourist buggies. The new rules ban grueling uphill climbs, limit the animals' work day to an eight-hour maximum Under Ministerial Circular No. 43/E of October 10, 2009, the Italian Tax Authorities (ITA) seek to clarify the provisions on the tax amnesty set forth in Law No. 141 (converted from Law Decree No. 103 on Law Decree No. 78, published in Italy's official gazette on July 1, 2009, covers a basket of new measures to deal with the global financial crisis, including a tightening of rules on tax havens and controlled Among other changes, Italy's new law on traffic offenses imposes heavier penalties for illegal acts that occur in the overnight hours, between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. (Law 94, July 15, 2009, effective Aug. 8, 2009). On July 22, 2009, the Italian Parliament converted Decree-Law No. 61 of June 15, 2009, into Law No. 100, approving urgent provisions on combating piracy. It came into force on the day after its publication in The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 46 of May 7, 2009, to allow voters to vote from home when affected by an illness that makes it impossible for them to leave the house. The Law... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 03 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401316_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Day to Fight Abuse of Minors Established http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401317_text Children - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 13, 2011, Italy's Constitutional Court struck down parts of a law supported by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that would have given him and his Ministers temporary immunity from criminal charges while they remain in The Italian Communications Authority (ITA) ruled on December 28, 2010, that in the eyes of the law video-sharing sites such as YouTube (a subsidiary of Google Inc.) should be considered television broadcasters. This means that "the On December 15, 2010, the Appeals Court in Milan, Italy, rendered a decision in the case of the kidnapping of Abu Omar. Omar was alleged to have been an extremist imam from a The Italian Tax Authority (Agenzia delle Entrate, ITA) issued Ministerial Circular No. 51/E on October 6, 2010, to clarify the rules on controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) found in Law No. 102/2009 and also to clarify the Two circulars issued recently by the Italian Tax Authority (ITA) (Agenzia delle Entrate) seek to clarify the valued-added-tax (VAT) regime, in connection with black-listed countries. The black-listed countries are tax havens, whose rate of taxation is On September 13, 2010, Italy's Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, announced that the country plans to present a resolution at the next United Nations General Assembly. The resolution will cover the protection of religious minority groups. On July 13, 2010, Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, criticized a draft Italian law on wiretapping. The proposed law covers surveillance and eavesdropping in criminal investigations, but some observers are On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On April 14, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Italy upheld the country's prohibition against same-sex marriages. The question brought before the Court by the appeals court of Trento and the tribunal of Venice was whether provisions On February 22, 2010, new regulations went into effect in Rome, Italy, to better protect horses that pull tourist buggies. The new rules ban grueling uphill climbs, limit the animals' work day to an eight-hour maximum Under Ministerial Circular No. 43/E of October 10, 2009, the Italian Tax Authorities (ITA) seek to clarify the provisions on the tax amnesty set forth in Law No. 141 (converted from Law Decree No. 103 on Law Decree No. 78, published in Italy's official gazette on July 1, 2009, covers a basket of new measures to deal with the global financial crisis, including a tightening of rules on tax havens and controlled Among other changes, Italy's new law on traffic offenses imposes heavier penalties for illegal acts that occur in the overnight hours, between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. (Law 94, July 15, 2009, effective Aug. 8, 2009). On July 22, 2009, the Italian Parliament converted Decree-Law No. 61 of June 15, 2009, into Law No. 100, approving urgent provisions on combating piracy. It came into force on the day after its publication in The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 46 of May 7, 2009, to allow voters to vote from home when affected by an illness that makes it impossible for them to leave the house. The Law The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 03 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401317_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Prosecutors Investigate Quake Damage with a View to Charges http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401229_text Workers safety and health - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 13, 2011, Italy's Constitutional Court struck down parts of a law supported by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that would have given him and his Ministers temporary immunity from criminal charges while they remain in The Italian Communications Authority (ITA) ruled on December 28, 2010, that in the eyes of the law video-sharing sites such as YouTube (a subsidiary of Google Inc.) should be considered television broadcasters. This means that "the On December 15, 2010, the Appeals Court in Milan, Italy, rendered a decision in the case of the kidnapping of Abu Omar. Omar was alleged to have been an extremist imam from a The Italian Tax Authority (Agenzia delle Entrate, ITA) issued Ministerial Circular No. 51/E on October 6, 2010, to clarify the rules on controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) found in Law No. 102/2009 and also to clarify the Two circulars issued recently by the Italian Tax Authority (ITA) (Agenzia delle Entrate) seek to clarify the valued-added-tax (VAT) regime, in connection with black-listed countries. The black-listed countries are tax havens, whose rate of taxation is On September 13, 2010, Italy's Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, announced that the country plans to present a resolution at the next United Nations General Assembly. The resolution will cover the protection of religious minority groups. On July 13, 2010, Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, criticized a draft Italian law on wiretapping. The proposed law covers surveillance and eavesdropping in criminal investigations, but some observers are On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On April 14, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Italy upheld the country's prohibition against same-sex marriages. The question brought before the Court by the appeals court of Trento and the tribunal of Venice was whether provisions On February 22, 2010, new regulations went into effect in Rome, Italy, to better protect horses that pull tourist buggies. The new rules ban grueling uphill climbs, limit the animals' work day to an eight-hour maximum Under Ministerial Circular No. 43/E of October 10, 2009, the Italian Tax Authorities (ITA) seek to clarify the provisions on the tax amnesty set forth in Law No. 141 (converted from Law Decree No. 103 on Law Decree No. 78, published in Italy's official gazette on July 1, 2009, covers a basket of new measures to deal with the global financial crisis, including a tightening of rules on tax havens and controlled Among other changes, Italy's new law on traffic offenses imposes heavier penalties for illegal acts that occur in the overnight hours, between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. (Law 94, July 15, 2009, effective Aug. 8, 2009). On July 22, 2009, the Italian Parliament converted Decree-Law No. 61 of June 15, 2009, into Law No. 100, approving urgent provisions on combating piracy. It came into force on the day after its publication in The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 46 of May 7, 2009, to allow voters to vote from home when affected by an illness that makes it impossible for them to leave the house. The Law The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law The Public Prosecutor's Office in Italy has begun investigation into the damage that resulted from the April 2009 earthquake, in which nearly 300 people died and there was a great deal of damage to structures. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 16 Apr 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401229_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Constitutional Court Ruling in Connection with Ongoing Extraordinary Rendition Trial http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401149_text Terrorism - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 13, 2011, Italy's Constitutional Court struck down parts of a law supported by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that would have given him and his Ministers temporary immunity from criminal charges while they remain in The Italian Communications Authority (ITA) ruled on December 28, 2010, that in the eyes of the law video-sharing sites such as YouTube (a subsidiary of Google Inc.) should be considered television broadcasters. This means that "the On December 15, 2010, the Appeals Court in Milan, Italy, rendered a decision in the case of the kidnapping of Abu Omar. Omar was alleged to have been an extremist imam from a The Italian Tax Authority (Agenzia delle Entrate, ITA) issued Ministerial Circular No. 51/E on October 6, 2010, to clarify the rules on controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) found in Law No. 102/2009 and also to clarify the Two circulars issued recently by the Italian Tax Authority (ITA) (Agenzia delle Entrate) seek to clarify the valued-added-tax (VAT) regime, in connection with black-listed countries. The black-listed countries are tax havens, whose rate of taxation is On September 13, 2010, Italy's Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, announced that the country plans to present a resolution at the next United Nations General Assembly. The resolution will cover the protection of religious minority groups. On July 13, 2010, Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, criticized a draft Italian law on wiretapping. The proposed law covers surveillance and eavesdropping in criminal investigations, but some observers are On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On April 14, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Italy upheld the country's prohibition against same-sex marriages. The question brought before the Court by the appeals court of Trento and the tribunal of Venice was whether provisions On February 22, 2010, new regulations went into effect in Rome, Italy, to better protect horses that pull tourist buggies. The new rules ban grueling uphill climbs, limit the animals' work day to an eight-hour maximum Under Ministerial Circular No. 43/E of October 10, 2009, the Italian Tax Authorities (ITA) seek to clarify the provisions on the tax amnesty set forth in Law No. 141 (converted from Law Decree No. 103 on Law Decree No. 78, published in Italy's official gazette on July 1, 2009, covers a basket of new measures to deal with the global financial crisis, including a tightening of rules on tax havens and controlled Among other changes, Italy's new law on traffic offenses imposes heavier penalties for illegal acts that occur in the overnight hours, between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. (Law 94, July 15, 2009, effective Aug. 8, 2009). On July 22, 2009, the Italian Parliament converted Decree-Law No. 61 of June 15, 2009, into Law No. 100, approving urgent provisions on combating piracy. It came into force on the day after its publication in The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 46 of May 7, 2009, to allow voters to vote from home when affected by an illness that makes it impossible for them to leave the house. The Law The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law The Public Prosecutor's Office in Italy has begun investigation into the damage that resulted from the April 2009 earthquake, in which nearly 300 people died and there was a great deal of damage to structures. The The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 20 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401149_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Constitutional Court Ruling in Connection with Ongoing Extraordinary Rendition Trial http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401150_text Terrorism - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 13, 2011, Italy's Constitutional Court struck down parts of a law supported by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that would have given him and his Ministers temporary immunity from criminal charges while they remain in The Italian Communications Authority (ITA) ruled on December 28, 2010, that in the eyes of the law video-sharing sites such as YouTube (a subsidiary of Google Inc.) should be considered television broadcasters. This means that "the On December 15, 2010, the Appeals Court in Milan, Italy, rendered a decision in the case of the kidnapping of Abu Omar. Omar was alleged to have been an extremist imam from a The Italian Tax Authority (Agenzia delle Entrate, ITA) issued Ministerial Circular No. 51/E on October 6, 2010, to clarify the rules on controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) found in Law No. 102/2009 and also to clarify the Two circulars issued recently by the Italian Tax Authority (ITA) (Agenzia delle Entrate) seek to clarify the valued-added-tax (VAT) regime, in connection with black-listed countries. The black-listed countries are tax havens, whose rate of taxation is On September 13, 2010, Italy's Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, announced that the country plans to present a resolution at the next United Nations General Assembly. The resolution will cover the protection of religious minority groups. On July 13, 2010, Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, criticized a draft Italian law on wiretapping. The proposed law covers surveillance and eavesdropping in criminal investigations, but some observers are On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On April 14, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Italy upheld the country's prohibition against same-sex marriages. The question brought before the Court by the appeals court of Trento and the tribunal of Venice was whether provisions On February 22, 2010, new regulations went into effect in Rome, Italy, to better protect horses that pull tourist buggies. The new rules ban grueling uphill climbs, limit the animals' work day to an eight-hour maximum Under Ministerial Circular No. 43/E of October 10, 2009, the Italian Tax Authorities (ITA) seek to clarify the provisions on the tax amnesty set forth in Law No. 141 (converted from Law Decree No. 103 on Law Decree No. 78, published in Italy's official gazette on July 1, 2009, covers a basket of new measures to deal with the global financial crisis, including a tightening of rules on tax havens and controlled Among other changes, Italy's new law on traffic offenses imposes heavier penalties for illegal acts that occur in the overnight hours, between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. (Law 94, July 15, 2009, effective Aug. 8, 2009). On July 22, 2009, the Italian Parliament converted Decree-Law No. 61 of June 15, 2009, into Law No. 100, approving urgent provisions on combating piracy. It came into force on the day after its publication in The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 46 of May 7, 2009, to allow voters to vote from home when affected by an illness that makes it impossible for them to leave the house. The Law The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law The Public Prosecutor's Office in Italy has begun investigation into the damage that resulted from the April 2009 earthquake, in which nearly 300 people died and there was a great deal of damage to structures. The The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 20 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401150_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Emergency Decree on Rape, Immigration http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401050_text Crime and law enforcement - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 13, 2011, Italy's Constitutional Court struck down parts of a law supported by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that would have given him and his Ministers temporary immunity from criminal charges while they remain in The Italian Communications Authority (ITA) ruled on December 28, 2010, that in the eyes of the law video-sharing sites such as YouTube (a subsidiary of Google Inc.) should be considered television broadcasters. This means that "the On December 15, 2010, the Appeals Court in Milan, Italy, rendered a decision in the case of the kidnapping of Abu Omar. Omar was alleged to have been an extremist imam from a The Italian Tax Authority (Agenzia delle Entrate, ITA) issued Ministerial Circular No. 51/E on October 6, 2010, to clarify the rules on controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) found in Law No. 102/2009 and also to clarify the Two circulars issued recently by the Italian Tax Authority (ITA) (Agenzia delle Entrate) seek to clarify the valued-added-tax (VAT) regime, in connection with black-listed countries. The black-listed countries are tax havens, whose rate of taxation is On September 13, 2010, Italy's Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, announced that the country plans to present a resolution at the next United Nations General Assembly. The resolution will cover the protection of religious minority groups. On July 13, 2010, Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, criticized a draft Italian law on wiretapping. The proposed law covers surveillance and eavesdropping in criminal investigations, but some observers are On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On April 14, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Italy upheld the country's prohibition against same-sex marriages. The question brought before the Court by the appeals court of Trento and the tribunal of Venice was whether provisions On February 22, 2010, new regulations went into effect in Rome, Italy, to better protect horses that pull tourist buggies. The new rules ban grueling uphill climbs, limit the animals' work day to an eight-hour maximum Under Ministerial Circular No. 43/E of October 10, 2009, the Italian Tax Authorities (ITA) seek to clarify the provisions on the tax amnesty set forth in Law No. 141 (converted from Law Decree No. 103 on Law Decree No. 78, published in Italy's official gazette on July 1, 2009, covers a basket of new measures to deal with the global financial crisis, including a tightening of rules on tax havens and controlled Among other changes, Italy's new law on traffic offenses imposes heavier penalties for illegal acts that occur in the overnight hours, between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. (Law 94, July 15, 2009, effective Aug. 8, 2009). On July 22, 2009, the Italian Parliament converted Decree-Law No. 61 of June 15, 2009, into Law No. 100, approving urgent provisions on combating piracy. It came into force on the day after its publication in The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 46 of May 7, 2009, to allow voters to vote from home when affected by an illness that makes it impossible for them to leave the house. The Law The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law The Public Prosecutor's Office in Italy has begun investigation into the damage that resulted from the April 2009 earthquake, in which nearly 300 people died and there was a great deal of damage to structures. The The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws. A decree increasing the penalty for rape was issued by Italy's government on February 20, 2009; it will go into effect immediately, but must be approved by both houses of the parliament within 60 days. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 03 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401050_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Lawsuit Seeks to End Large Lottery Payoff http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540738_text Consumer protection - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 13, 2011, Italy's Constitutional Court struck down parts of a law supported by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that would have given him and his Ministers temporary immunity from criminal charges while they remain in The Italian Communications Authority (ITA) ruled on December 28, 2010, that in the eyes of the law video-sharing sites such as YouTube (a subsidiary of Google Inc.) should be considered television broadcasters. This means that "the On December 15, 2010, the Appeals Court in Milan, Italy, rendered a decision in the case of the kidnapping of Abu Omar. Omar was alleged to have been an extremist imam from a The Italian Tax Authority (Agenzia delle Entrate, ITA) issued Ministerial Circular No. 51/E on October 6, 2010, to clarify the rules on controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) found in Law No. 102/2009 and also to clarify the Two circulars issued recently by the Italian Tax Authority (ITA) (Agenzia delle Entrate) seek to clarify the valued-added-tax (VAT) regime, in connection with black-listed countries. The black-listed countries are tax havens, whose rate of taxation is On September 13, 2010, Italy's Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, announced that the country plans to present a resolution at the next United Nations General Assembly. The resolution will cover the protection of religious minority groups. On July 13, 2010, Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, criticized a draft Italian law on wiretapping. The proposed law covers surveillance and eavesdropping in criminal investigations, but some observers are On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On April 14, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Italy upheld the country's prohibition against same-sex marriages. The question brought before the Court by the appeals court of Trento and the tribunal of Venice was whether provisions On February 22, 2010, new regulations went into effect in Rome, Italy, to better protect horses that pull tourist buggies. The new rules ban grueling uphill climbs, limit the animals' work day to an eight-hour maximum Under Ministerial Circular No. 43/E of October 10, 2009, the Italian Tax Authorities (ITA) seek to clarify the provisions on the tax amnesty set forth in Law No. 141 (converted from Law Decree No. 103 on Law Decree No. 78, published in Italy's official gazette on July 1, 2009, covers a basket of new measures to deal with the global financial crisis, including a tightening of rules on tax havens and controlled Among other changes, Italy's new law on traffic offenses imposes heavier penalties for illegal acts that occur in the overnight hours, between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. (Law 94, July 15, 2009, effective Aug. 8, 2009). On July 22, 2009, the Italian Parliament converted Decree-Law No. 61 of June 15, 2009, into Law No. 100, approving urgent provisions on combating piracy. It came into force on the day after its publication in The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 46 of May 7, 2009, to allow voters to vote from home when affected by an illness that makes it impossible for them to leave the house. The Law The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law The Public Prosecutor's Office in Italy has begun investigation into the damage that resulted from the April 2009 earthquake, in which nearly 300 people died and there was a great deal of damage to structures. The The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws. A decree increasing the penalty for rape was issued by Italy's government on February 20, 2009; it will go into effect immediately, but must be approved by both houses of the parliament within 60 days. The Codacons, a consumer rights organization in Italy, has filed suit against the Italian lottery, with the goal of having the current large jackpot divided into several smaller pots for separate lotteries. No date has yet been... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 23 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540738_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Public Security http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540734_text Crime and law enforcement - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 13, 2011, Italy's Constitutional Court struck down parts of a law supported by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that would have given him and his Ministers temporary immunity from criminal charges while they remain in The Italian Communications Authority (ITA) ruled on December 28, 2010, that in the eyes of the law video-sharing sites such as YouTube (a subsidiary of Google Inc.) should be considered television broadcasters. This means that "the On December 15, 2010, the Appeals Court in Milan, Italy, rendered a decision in the case of the kidnapping of Abu Omar. Omar was alleged to have been an extremist imam from a The Italian Tax Authority (Agenzia delle Entrate, ITA) issued Ministerial Circular No. 51/E on October 6, 2010, to clarify the rules on controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) found in Law No. 102/2009 and also to clarify the Two circulars issued recently by the Italian Tax Authority (ITA) (Agenzia delle Entrate) seek to clarify the valued-added-tax (VAT) regime, in connection with black-listed countries. The black-listed countries are tax havens, whose rate of taxation is On September 13, 2010, Italy's Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, announced that the country plans to present a resolution at the next United Nations General Assembly. The resolution will cover the protection of religious minority groups. On July 13, 2010, Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, criticized a draft Italian law on wiretapping. The proposed law covers surveillance and eavesdropping in criminal investigations, but some observers are On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On April 14, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Italy upheld the country's prohibition against same-sex marriages. The question brought before the Court by the appeals court of Trento and the tribunal of Venice was whether provisions On February 22, 2010, new regulations went into effect in Rome, Italy, to better protect horses that pull tourist buggies. The new rules ban grueling uphill climbs, limit the animals' work day to an eight-hour maximum Under Ministerial Circular No. 43/E of October 10, 2009, the Italian Tax Authorities (ITA) seek to clarify the provisions on the tax amnesty set forth in Law No. 141 (converted from Law Decree No. 103 on Law Decree No. 78, published in Italy's official gazette on July 1, 2009, covers a basket of new measures to deal with the global financial crisis, including a tightening of rules on tax havens and controlled Among other changes, Italy's new law on traffic offenses imposes heavier penalties for illegal acts that occur in the overnight hours, between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. (Law 94, July 15, 2009, effective Aug. 8, 2009). On July 22, 2009, the Italian Parliament converted Decree-Law No. 61 of June 15, 2009, into Law No. 100, approving urgent provisions on combating piracy. It came into force on the day after its publication in The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 46 of May 7, 2009, to allow voters to vote from home when affected by an illness that makes it impossible for them to leave the house. The Law The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law The Public Prosecutor's Office in Italy has begun investigation into the damage that resulted from the April 2009 earthquake, in which nearly 300 people died and there was a great deal of damage to structures. The The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws. A decree increasing the penalty for rape was issued by Italy's government on February 20, 2009; it will go into effect immediately, but must be approved by both houses of the parliament within 60 days. The Codacons, a consumer rights organization in Italy, has filed suit against the Italian lottery, with the goal of having the current large jackpot divided into several smaller pots for separate lotteries. No date has yet been On July 24, 2008, the Italian Parliament converted into Law 125 of 2008 the Decree-Law 92 of May 23, 2008, on Urgent Matters of Public Security. The conversion includes amendments to the Criminal Code and the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 22 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540734_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Investigation of the Mafia Phenomenon http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540665_text Crime and law enforcement - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 13, 2011, Italy's Constitutional Court struck down parts of a law supported by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that would have given him and his Ministers temporary immunity from criminal charges while they remain in The Italian Communications Authority (ITA) ruled on December 28, 2010, that in the eyes of the law video-sharing sites such as YouTube (a subsidiary of Google Inc.) should be considered television broadcasters. This means that "the On December 15, 2010, the Appeals Court in Milan, Italy, rendered a decision in the case of the kidnapping of Abu Omar. Omar was alleged to have been an extremist imam from a The Italian Tax Authority (Agenzia delle Entrate, ITA) issued Ministerial Circular No. 51/E on October 6, 2010, to clarify the rules on controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) found in Law No. 102/2009 and also to clarify the Two circulars issued recently by the Italian Tax Authority (ITA) (Agenzia delle Entrate) seek to clarify the valued-added-tax (VAT) regime, in connection with black-listed countries. The black-listed countries are tax havens, whose rate of taxation is On September 13, 2010, Italy's Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, announced that the country plans to present a resolution at the next United Nations General Assembly. The resolution will cover the protection of religious minority groups. On July 13, 2010, Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, criticized a draft Italian law on wiretapping. The proposed law covers surveillance and eavesdropping in criminal investigations, but some observers are On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On April 14, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Italy upheld the country's prohibition against same-sex marriages. The question brought before the Court by the appeals court of Trento and the tribunal of Venice was whether provisions On February 22, 2010, new regulations went into effect in Rome, Italy, to better protect horses that pull tourist buggies. The new rules ban grueling uphill climbs, limit the animals' work day to an eight-hour maximum Under Ministerial Circular No. 43/E of October 10, 2009, the Italian Tax Authorities (ITA) seek to clarify the provisions on the tax amnesty set forth in Law No. 141 (converted from Law Decree No. 103 on Law Decree No. 78, published in Italy's official gazette on July 1, 2009, covers a basket of new measures to deal with the global financial crisis, including a tightening of rules on tax havens and controlled Among other changes, Italy's new law on traffic offenses imposes heavier penalties for illegal acts that occur in the overnight hours, between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. (Law 94, July 15, 2009, effective Aug. 8, 2009). On July 22, 2009, the Italian Parliament converted Decree-Law No. 61 of June 15, 2009, into Law No. 100, approving urgent provisions on combating piracy. It came into force on the day after its publication in The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 46 of May 7, 2009, to allow voters to vote from home when affected by an illness that makes it impossible for them to leave the house. The Law The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law The Public Prosecutor's Office in Italy has begun investigation into the damage that resulted from the April 2009 earthquake, in which nearly 300 people died and there was a great deal of damage to structures. The The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws. A decree increasing the penalty for rape was issued by Italy's government on February 20, 2009; it will go into effect immediately, but must be approved by both houses of the parliament within 60 days. The Codacons, a consumer rights organization in Italy, has filed suit against the Italian lottery, with the goal of having the current large jackpot divided into several smaller pots for separate lotteries. No date has yet been On July 24, 2008, the Italian Parliament converted into Law 125 of 2008 the Decree-Law 92 of May 23, 2008, on Urgent Matters of Public Security. The conversion includes amendments to the Criminal Code and the The Italian Parliament promulgated Law No. 132 on August 4, 2008, creating a parliamentary commission to investigate "the Mafia phenomenon" and other criminal associations, including those involving foreigners. The Law assigns to the commission the functions... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 16 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540665_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; Italy: Fingerprinting of Roma Approved http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540630_text Human rights - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 13, 2011, Italy's Constitutional Court struck down parts of a law supported by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that would have given him and his Ministers temporary immunity from criminal charges while they remain in The Italian Communications Authority (ITA) ruled on December 28, 2010, that in the eyes of the law video-sharing sites such as YouTube (a subsidiary of Google Inc.) should be considered television broadcasters. This means that "the On December 15, 2010, the Appeals Court in Milan, Italy, rendered a decision in the case of the kidnapping of Abu Omar. Omar was alleged to have been an extremist imam from a The Italian Tax Authority (Agenzia delle Entrate, ITA) issued Ministerial Circular No. 51/E on October 6, 2010, to clarify the rules on controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) found in Law No. 102/2009 and also to clarify the Two circulars issued recently by the Italian Tax Authority (ITA) (Agenzia delle Entrate) seek to clarify the valued-added-tax (VAT) regime, in connection with black-listed countries. The black-listed countries are tax havens, whose rate of taxation is On September 13, 2010, Italy's Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, announced that the country plans to present a resolution at the next United Nations General Assembly. The resolution will cover the protection of religious minority groups. On July 13, 2010, Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, criticized a draft Italian law on wiretapping. The proposed law covers surveillance and eavesdropping in criminal investigations, but some observers are On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On April 14, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Italy upheld the country's prohibition against same-sex marriages. The question brought before the Court by the appeals court of Trento and the tribunal of Venice was whether provisions On February 22, 2010, new regulations went into effect in Rome, Italy, to better protect horses that pull tourist buggies. The new rules ban grueling uphill climbs, limit the animals' work day to an eight-hour maximum Under Ministerial Circular No. 43/E of October 10, 2009, the Italian Tax Authorities (ITA) seek to clarify the provisions on the tax amnesty set forth in Law No. 141 (converted from Law Decree No. 103 on Law Decree No. 78, published in Italy's official gazette on July 1, 2009, covers a basket of new measures to deal with the global financial crisis, including a tightening of rules on tax havens and controlled Among other changes, Italy's new law on traffic offenses imposes heavier penalties for illegal acts that occur in the overnight hours, between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. (Law 94, July 15, 2009, effective Aug. 8, 2009). On July 22, 2009, the Italian Parliament converted Decree-Law No. 61 of June 15, 2009, into Law No. 100, approving urgent provisions on combating piracy. It came into force on the day after its publication in The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 46 of May 7, 2009, to allow voters to vote from home when affected by an illness that makes it impossible for them to leave the house. The Law The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law The Public Prosecutor's Office in Italy has begun investigation into the damage that resulted from the April 2009 earthquake, in which nearly 300 people died and there was a great deal of damage to structures. The The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws. A decree increasing the penalty for rape was issued by Italy's government on February 20, 2009; it will go into effect immediately, but must be approved by both houses of the parliament within 60 days. The Codacons, a consumer rights organization in Italy, has filed suit against the Italian lottery, with the goal of having the current large jackpot divided into several smaller pots for separate lotteries. No date has yet been On July 24, 2008, the Italian Parliament converted into Law 125 of 2008 the Decree-Law 92 of May 23, 2008, on Urgent Matters of Public Security. The conversion includes amendments to the Criminal Code and the The Italian Parliament promulgated Law No. 132 on August 4, 2008, creating a parliamentary commission to investigate "the Mafia phenomenon" and other criminal associations, including those involving foreigners. The Law assigns to the commission the functions On September 4, 1008, the European Commission rejected accusations that Italy's fingerprinting of Roma gypsies as part of a census of their population in camps in the country amounted to ethnic discrimination. The Commission has said... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 05 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540630_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Repeal of Capital Punishment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540127_text Capital punishment - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 13, 2011, Italy's Constitutional Court struck down parts of a law supported by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that would have given him and his Ministers temporary immunity from criminal charges while they remain in The Italian Communications Authority (ITA) ruled on December 28, 2010, that in the eyes of the law video-sharing sites such as YouTube (a subsidiary of Google Inc.) should be considered television broadcasters. This means that "the On December 15, 2010, the Appeals Court in Milan, Italy, rendered a decision in the case of the kidnapping of Abu Omar. Omar was alleged to have been an extremist imam from a The Italian Tax Authority (Agenzia delle Entrate, ITA) issued Ministerial Circular No. 51/E on October 6, 2010, to clarify the rules on controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) found in Law No. 102/2009 and also to clarify the Two circulars issued recently by the Italian Tax Authority (ITA) (Agenzia delle Entrate) seek to clarify the valued-added-tax (VAT) regime, in connection with black-listed countries. The black-listed countries are tax havens, whose rate of taxation is On September 13, 2010, Italy's Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, announced that the country plans to present a resolution at the next United Nations General Assembly. The resolution will cover the protection of religious minority groups. On July 13, 2010, Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, criticized a draft Italian law on wiretapping. The proposed law covers surveillance and eavesdropping in criminal investigations, but some observers are On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On April 14, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Italy upheld the country's prohibition against same-sex marriages. The question brought before the Court by the appeals court of Trento and the tribunal of Venice was whether provisions On February 22, 2010, new regulations went into effect in Rome, Italy, to better protect horses that pull tourist buggies. The new rules ban grueling uphill climbs, limit the animals' work day to an eight-hour maximum Under Ministerial Circular No. 43/E of October 10, 2009, the Italian Tax Authorities (ITA) seek to clarify the provisions on the tax amnesty set forth in Law No. 141 (converted from Law Decree No. 103 on Law Decree No. 78, published in Italy's official gazette on July 1, 2009, covers a basket of new measures to deal with the global financial crisis, including a tightening of rules on tax havens and controlled Among other changes, Italy's new law on traffic offenses imposes heavier penalties for illegal acts that occur in the overnight hours, between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. (Law 94, July 15, 2009, effective Aug. 8, 2009). On July 22, 2009, the Italian Parliament converted Decree-Law No. 61 of June 15, 2009, into Law No. 100, approving urgent provisions on combating piracy. It came into force on the day after its publication in The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 46 of May 7, 2009, to allow voters to vote from home when affected by an illness that makes it impossible for them to leave the house. The Law The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law The Public Prosecutor's Office in Italy has begun investigation into the damage that resulted from the April 2009 earthquake, in which nearly 300 people died and there was a great deal of damage to structures. The The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws. A decree increasing the penalty for rape was issued by Italy's government on February 20, 2009; it will go into effect immediately, but must be approved by both houses of the parliament within 60 days. The Codacons, a consumer rights organization in Italy, has filed suit against the Italian lottery, with the goal of having the current large jackpot divided into several smaller pots for separate lotteries. No date has yet been On July 24, 2008, the Italian Parliament converted into Law 125 of 2008 the Decree-Law 92 of May 23, 2008, on Urgent Matters of Public Security. The conversion includes amendments to the Criminal Code and the The Italian Parliament promulgated Law No. 132 on August 4, 2008, creating a parliamentary commission to investigate "the Mafia phenomenon" and other criminal associations, including those involving foreigners. The Law assigns to the commission the functions On September 4, 1008, the European Commission rejected accusations that Italy's fingerprinting of Roma gypsies as part of a census of their population in camps in the country amounted to ethnic discrimination. The Commission has said On October 2, 2007 the Italian Parliament approved Constitutional Law no.1, which amends article 27 of the Constitution, concerning the repeal of capital punishment. The previous reading of the fourth paragraph of article 27 was "Capital... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540127_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Iraq Murder Case Against U.S. Soldier Dismissed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540140_text Crime and law enforcement - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 13, 2011, Italy's Constitutional Court struck down parts of a law supported by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that would have given him and his Ministers temporary immunity from criminal charges while they remain in The Italian Communications Authority (ITA) ruled on December 28, 2010, that in the eyes of the law video-sharing sites such as YouTube (a subsidiary of Google Inc.) should be considered television broadcasters. This means that "the On December 15, 2010, the Appeals Court in Milan, Italy, rendered a decision in the case of the kidnapping of Abu Omar. Omar was alleged to have been an extremist imam from a The Italian Tax Authority (Agenzia delle Entrate, ITA) issued Ministerial Circular No. 51/E on October 6, 2010, to clarify the rules on controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) found in Law No. 102/2009 and also to clarify the Two circulars issued recently by the Italian Tax Authority (ITA) (Agenzia delle Entrate) seek to clarify the valued-added-tax (VAT) regime, in connection with black-listed countries. The black-listed countries are tax havens, whose rate of taxation is On September 13, 2010, Italy's Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, announced that the country plans to present a resolution at the next United Nations General Assembly. The resolution will cover the protection of religious minority groups. On July 13, 2010, Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, criticized a draft Italian law on wiretapping. The proposed law covers surveillance and eavesdropping in criminal investigations, but some observers are On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On April 14, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Italy upheld the country's prohibition against same-sex marriages. The question brought before the Court by the appeals court of Trento and the tribunal of Venice was whether provisions On February 22, 2010, new regulations went into effect in Rome, Italy, to better protect horses that pull tourist buggies. The new rules ban grueling uphill climbs, limit the animals' work day to an eight-hour maximum Under Ministerial Circular No. 43/E of October 10, 2009, the Italian Tax Authorities (ITA) seek to clarify the provisions on the tax amnesty set forth in Law No. 141 (converted from Law Decree No. 103 on Law Decree No. 78, published in Italy's official gazette on July 1, 2009, covers a basket of new measures to deal with the global financial crisis, including a tightening of rules on tax havens and controlled Among other changes, Italy's new law on traffic offenses imposes heavier penalties for illegal acts that occur in the overnight hours, between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. (Law 94, July 15, 2009, effective Aug. 8, 2009). On July 22, 2009, the Italian Parliament converted Decree-Law No. 61 of June 15, 2009, into Law No. 100, approving urgent provisions on combating piracy. It came into force on the day after its publication in The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 46 of May 7, 2009, to allow voters to vote from home when affected by an illness that makes it impossible for them to leave the house. The Law The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law The Public Prosecutor's Office in Italy has begun investigation into the damage that resulted from the April 2009 earthquake, in which nearly 300 people died and there was a great deal of damage to structures. The The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws. A decree increasing the penalty for rape was issued by Italy's government on February 20, 2009; it will go into effect immediately, but must be approved by both houses of the parliament within 60 days. The Codacons, a consumer rights organization in Italy, has filed suit against the Italian lottery, with the goal of having the current large jackpot divided into several smaller pots for separate lotteries. No date has yet been On July 24, 2008, the Italian Parliament converted into Law 125 of 2008 the Decree-Law 92 of May 23, 2008, on Urgent Matters of Public Security. The conversion includes amendments to the Criminal Code and the The Italian Parliament promulgated Law No. 132 on August 4, 2008, creating a parliamentary commission to investigate "the Mafia phenomenon" and other criminal associations, including those involving foreigners. The Law assigns to the commission the functions On September 4, 1008, the European Commission rejected accusations that Italy's fingerprinting of Roma gypsies as part of a census of their population in camps in the country amounted to ethnic discrimination. The Commission has said On October 2, 2007 the Italian Parliament approved Constitutional Law no.1, which amends article 27 of the Constitution, concerning the repeal of capital punishment. The previous reading of the fourth paragraph of article 27 was "Capital On October 25, 2007, an Italian trial court dismissed a criminal case against U.S. Army Specialist Mario Lozano, who was charged with the murder in Iraq of Italian intelligence agent Nicola Calipari and the attempted murder... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540140_text Global Legal Monitor: Italy: Safety on Roads and Highways http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540195_text Transportation and public works - The Italian legislature recently passed legislation to strengthen the national economy and to reduce bureaucracy. (Decree-Law No. 133, of September 12, 2014 (D.L. 133), Urgent Measures for the Opening of Construction Sites, the Construction of The Italian Parliament is considering a bill that would amend the existing rules regarding the election of first and last names by Italian citizens. The current rules are contained in Regulations from November 2000. (Decree Recently adopted legislation in Italy seeks to clear the country's considerable backlog of civil cases through a series of measures in the areas of attorney-client relationships, civil actions, family law proceedings, arbitration proceedings, summary proceedings, enforcement In recent years, Italy has dealt with increased illegal immigration coming through its southern border through legislation and policy measures. One important piece of legislation this yearandnbsp;abolished the crime of "illegal immigration." Law No. 67 of Italy's Legislative Decree No. 101 of 2014, which enters into effect on August 16, 2014, implements European Union Directive 2012/13/UE concerning the right to information of persons subject to criminal procedures. (Decreto-Legislativo 1 luglio 2014, Italy's Decree Law No. 92, of June 26, 2014, amends several legislative instruments with the purposes of guaranteeing the rights of persons currently held in Italian prison facilities and improving the administration of those facilities. (Decree-Law No. 83 of 2014, which entered into effect on July 31, 2014, establishes urgent tax, financial, and administrative measures aimed at the protection and promotion of Italy's cultural patrimony and the national tourism industry. (On May 2, 2014, the Central Bank of Italy released its Biannual Report, which included a statement advising Italians against buying, investing in, or using Bitcoin as a currency. (Eric Calouro, Italian Central Bank Sounds On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (On May 29, 2014, the Criminal Chamber of Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione), upheld a Constitutional Court decision on the reduction of penalties for convictions for the sale of soft drugs. (Novitandagrave; legislative: The Italian Parliament recently adopted Law 67 of April 28, 2014, regulating criminal penalties not involving imprisonment and containing measures on prison reform. (Legge 28 aprile 2014, n. 67, NORMATTIVA.) The overall purpose of the Italy's Law 56 of April 7, 2014 (hereinafter Law 56) contains provisions on metropolitan cities, provinces, and the union and merger of municipalities. (Legge 7 aprile 2014, n. 56, NORMATTIVA). The purpose of On February 12, 2014, the ConstitutionaI Court of the ItaIian RepubIic (Corte CostituzionaIe deIIa ReppubIica ItaIiana, UItimo Deposito deIIe Pronunce (Mar. 14, 2014), ConstitutionaI Court website), decided a question on the constitutionaI Iegitimacy of IegisIation On February 28, 2014, a decree ending direct public financing of political parties entered into effect in Italy. (Decreto Legge 28 dicembre 2013, n. 149, Abolizione del finanziamento pubblico diretto, disposizioni per la trasparenza e la Italy's Senate adopted a decree on "Urgent Measures Designed to Tackle Environmental and Industrial Emergencies and to Facilitate the Development of the Concerned Areas," on February 5, 2014. (Legislative Decree No. 136 [hereinafter the Legislative Decree 154 of December 28, 2013 (hereinafter L.D. 154)is scheduled to enter into effect on February 7, 2014, and amends several provisions of the Italian Civil Code concerning filiation. (Decreto Legislativo 28 dicembre 2013, Italy adopted a Decree-Law in September 2013 containing emergency measures designed to bolster classroom instruction, higher education, and research activities throughout the country. (Decreto-Legge 12 settembre 2013, n. 104 [Decree-Law No. 104, September 12, 2013] Italy adopted a Decree-Law in June 2013, which was amended in August 2013, that is designed to promote youth employment in the country. (DECRETO-LEGGE, 28 giugno 2013, n. 76 [Decree-Law No. 76, June 28, 2013], On August 27, 2013, the city of Venice announced a plan to better control boat traffic in the city's canals. Citing the need to increase safety following the August 17 death of a German tourist Law 219 of December 10, 2012 (LEGGE 10 dicembre 2012, n. 219, NORMATTIVA), which entered into effect on December 17, 2012, amended the legal status of children born out of wedlock ("natural" children). The Law On May 31, 2013, the Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to eliminate public financing for political parties and to regulate the voluntary contributions made to them. (Press Release, Council of Ministers, Communication No. Italy's former Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was sentenced on March 6, 2013, to one year in prison by a court in Milan. The sentence was for On October 31, 2012, Italy's Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation, the Provisions for the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption and Illegality in Public Administration [Disposizioni per la Regulation No. 179 of October 18, 2012, on Further Urgent Measures for the Country's Growth, was published in Italy's Official Gazette No. 245, of October 19, 2012, On October 18, 2012, it was reported that Italy's Supreme Court had handed down a ruling based on its acceptance of the argument that there is a On August 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Italy's ban on embryonic screening violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 8 is on the right to respect The Italian tax authorities issued a circular on May 30, 2012, to clarify an additional tax on boats introduced in 2011. (Giulia Gallo, Italy: Boat Tax Clarifications, TAX NEWS SERVICE (May 31, 2012), International Bureau On May 29, 2012, northern Italy suffered its second earthquake in a little over a week; in all, the disasters caused the deaths of about 24 people. (Death Toll from Italy Earthquake Rises, CNN (May On March 15, 2012, Italy's Supreme Court (Corte Suprema di Cassazione) determined that a gay couple who married outside of Italy could not be considered legally wed in Italy, but did have a "right to a On February 23, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sanctioned Italy for its policy of sending to Libya African migrants who have approached Italy by sea. The ECHR found the migrants to be at A few months after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, on June 12 and 13, 2011, Italians were asked to decide in a referendum whether they wanted to support the government's plan to restart a nuclear program It was reported on September 26, 2011, that the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation rejected an appeal brought by a family against a decision of the Court of Appeals that had refused to award them monetary On September 14, 2011, the decree that the Italian government had issued in August on an "anti-crisis" package was converted into law by the Parliament. The law is designed to correct Italy's fiscal deficit of 45.5 On September 20, 2011, the trial of six Italian scientists and a former government official on charges of manslaughter for the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila began. The 6.3 magnitude quake killed 309 people on April 6 On August 2, 2011, the Italian Parliament's Constitutional Affairs Committee approved a draft law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public. The ban includes the burqa, a full-body covering in a dark fabric that leaves The Italian government approved an austerity package on July 15, 2011, aimed at achieving a balanced budget in 2014. It is reported to include budget cuts of 48 billion (about US$67 billion) over three years. (Emanuela On March 31, 2011, Italy issued a decree that established a national fund to acquire equity in companies in key industries if those companies are threatened with takeovers by foreign businesses. The measure was advocated by The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), in Strasbourg, handed down a decision on March 18, 2011, on the controversy over the presence of crucifixes in schools. As the headline of the Italian newspaper IL GIORNALE The Italian government adopted on March 3, 2011, a legislative decree implementing the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. The effective date of the decree, Il decreto legislativo sulla promozione dell'uso dell'energia da fonti rinnovabili, will Italy has declared a state of emergency following the arrival, within five days, of 5,000 refugees from Tunisia on the small Italian island of Lampedusa, which is just 60 miles from Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea. Italy's Decree-Law No. 187 of November 12, 2010, adopted Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza (Urgent Measures on Security Matters). The new measures deal with security for sports events; strengthen actions to be taken against organized On January 13, 2011, Italy's Constitutional Court struck down parts of a law supported by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that would have given him and his Ministers temporary immunity from criminal charges while they remain in The Italian Communications Authority (ITA) ruled on December 28, 2010, that in the eyes of the law video-sharing sites such as YouTube (a subsidiary of Google Inc.) should be considered television broadcasters. This means that "the On December 15, 2010, the Appeals Court in Milan, Italy, rendered a decision in the case of the kidnapping of Abu Omar. Omar was alleged to have been an extremist imam from a The Italian Tax Authority (Agenzia delle Entrate, ITA) issued Ministerial Circular No. 51/E on October 6, 2010, to clarify the rules on controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) found in Law No. 102/2009 and also to clarify the Two circulars issued recently by the Italian Tax Authority (ITA) (Agenzia delle Entrate) seek to clarify the valued-added-tax (VAT) regime, in connection with black-listed countries. The black-listed countries are tax havens, whose rate of taxation is On September 13, 2010, Italy's Foreign Minister, Franco Frattini, announced that the country plans to present a resolution at the next United Nations General Assembly. The resolution will cover the protection of religious minority groups. On July 13, 2010, Frank La Rue, United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, criticized a draft Italian law on wiretapping. The proposed law covers surveillance and eavesdropping in criminal investigations, but some observers are On June 10, 2010, Italy's Constitutional Court held unconstitutional a law that had imposed stricter penalties for illegal immigrants if they were convicted of other crimes while in the country. The ruling, which will be On April 14, 2010, the Constitutional Court of Italy upheld the country's prohibition against same-sex marriages. The question brought before the Court by the appeals court of Trento and the tribunal of Venice was whether provisions On February 22, 2010, new regulations went into effect in Rome, Italy, to better protect horses that pull tourist buggies. The new rules ban grueling uphill climbs, limit the animals' work day to an eight-hour maximum Under Ministerial Circular No. 43/E of October 10, 2009, the Italian Tax Authorities (ITA) seek to clarify the provisions on the tax amnesty set forth in Law No. 141 (converted from Law Decree No. 103 on Law Decree No. 78, published in Italy's official gazette on July 1, 2009, covers a basket of new measures to deal with the global financial crisis, including a tightening of rules on tax havens and controlled Among other changes, Italy's new law on traffic offenses imposes heavier penalties for illegal acts that occur in the overnight hours, between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. (Law 94, July 15, 2009, effective Aug. 8, 2009). On July 22, 2009, the Italian Parliament converted Decree-Law No. 61 of June 15, 2009, into Law No. 100, approving urgent provisions on combating piracy. It came into force on the day after its publication in The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 46 of May 7, 2009, to allow voters to vote from home when affected by an illness that makes it impossible for them to leave the house. The Law The Italian Parliament recently promulgated Law No. 41 of May 4, 2009, establishing May 5 as the national anti-pedophilia and anti-child pornography day, dedicated to reflection on the fight against abuse of minors. The law The Public Prosecutor's Office in Italy has begun investigation into the damage that resulted from the April 2009 earthquake, in which nearly 300 people died and there was a great deal of damage to structures. The The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws The Constitutional Court of Italy, in a ruling delivered on March 11, 2009, held that wiretap surveillance on Italian secret service agents by Milan prosecutors in the Abu Omar rendition case had violated state secrecy laws. A decree increasing the penalty for rape was issued by Italy's government on February 20, 2009; it will go into effect immediately, but must be approved by both houses of the parliament within 60 days. The Codacons, a consumer rights organization in Italy, has filed suit against the Italian lottery, with the goal of having the current large jackpot divided into several smaller pots for separate lotteries. No date has yet been On July 24, 2008, the Italian Parliament converted into Law 125 of 2008 the Decree-Law 92 of May 23, 2008, on Urgent Matters of Public Security. The conversion includes amendments to the Criminal Code and the The Italian Parliament promulgated Law No. 132 on August 4, 2008, creating a parliamentary commission to investigate "the Mafia phenomenon" and other criminal associations, including those involving foreigners. The Law assigns to the commission the functions On September 4, 1008, the European Commission rejected accusations that Italy's fingerprinting of Roma gypsies as part of a census of their population in camps in the country amounted to ethnic discrimination. The Commission has said On October 2, 2007 the Italian Parliament approved Constitutional Law no.1, which amends article 27 of the Constitution, concerning the repeal of capital punishment. The previous reading of the fourth paragraph of article 27 was "Capital On October 25, 2007, an Italian trial court dismissed a criminal case against U.S. Army Specialist Mario Lozano, who was charged with the murder in Iraq of Italian intelligence agent Nicola Calipari and the attempted murder On October 2, 2007 the Italian Parliament approved Law no. 160 raising to the category of Law, with amendments, Decree-Law no. 117 of August 3, 2007, which included urgent provisions amending the transit code to increase... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540195_text