Law extending beach concessions against EU law says Court of Justice AG

Opinion issued on cases involving Sardinia, Lombardy

(ANSA) - Brussels, February 25 - European Court of Justice Advocate General Maciej Szpunar said Thursday that an Italian law automatically extending beach concessions until 2020 is against European law.
    Szpunar issued the opinion in relation to cases involving concessionaires on the holiday island of Sardinia and a company operating on Lake Garda in the northern Lombardy region.
    The opinion of the advocate general is not binding but it generally feeds into the sentences issued by the court. Most Italian beaches have many beach establishments that rent sunbeds, deck chairs and sun umbrellas, provide life guards and often feature bars or restaurants.
   

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