Businesses along Italian coast raise Union Jack in EU protest
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Godyfa
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Businesses along Italian coast raise Union Jack in EU protest
Nice. Big Grin Hopefully Italy will soon join us outside the EU.

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Beach businesses along the Italian Riviera are flying the Union Jack to protest EU laws that would open them up to competition from around the world.

“We’re all British,” a group of some 1,500 businesses said in a joint statement Wednesday, according to the Ligurian newspaper Il Secolo XIX. “We’re all against Brussels technocrats who want to destroy an entire category of business owners.”

Three weeks ago, the European Court of Justice quashed Italy’s last hope of shielding its beaches from EU competition laws.

A 2006 law, which Italy has yet to comply with, requires international bidding for most services, including the family-owned beach concessions dotting the country’s coastline. Many businesses along Italy’s private beaches have been passed down for generations within the same families as the concessions could be renewed for as long as the owner wanted it.
http://www.politico.eu/article/italian-b...mpetition/
2016 Aug 04 07:48
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RE: Businesses along Italian coast raise Union Jack in EU protest
Of course the Italian beach mafia does not like competition.


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Temples drear where ancients trod,—
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