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Italy's snail-paced justice system got slower in 2012

'600 days for civil cases compared to 500 in 2010'

17 March, 13:07
Italy's snail-paced justice system got slower in 2012 (ANSA) - Brussels, March 17 - Italy's much-criticised snail-paced justice system got slower in the two years between 2010 and 2012, the European Commission said Monday.

While it took an average 500 days for civil and commercial cases to reach a first-instance ruling in 2010, that rose to 600 days in 2012, the EC said.

Speeding up the justice system, which discourages firms from investing in Italy, is one of the priorities of Matteo Renzi's government.

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