Pnrr, anti-bureaucracy plan, the lease decree: faster tenders, fewer restrictions on renewable plants

No sooner said than done. The government accelerates on the Pnrr. And try to drop the ax on the bureaucracy that slows down calls for European funds and slows down the works. Easier recruitment, improved ministerial units and faster recruitment processes. This is the recipe contained in the draft of the “Pnrr Decree” in which the ministry led by Raffaele Fitto works to respect the EU roadmap: 27 objectives to be achieved by June, with the aim of unlocking the new quota of 16,000 million euros.

RECRUITMENT AND CONTRACT
A sprint that, pending a governance reform, brings the direction of the works foreseen by the EU plan back into the hands of the State and makes it possible to overcome the delays and obstacles of the Regions and the authorities locals Also in view of the great events that will see Rome as the protagonist. Especially the Jubilee of 2025. Armed forces, police, firefighters: to equip themselves immediately to manage the big event in the capital, the recruitment procedures and tendering modalities will be streamlined to integrate the staff and managers involved in the project . Thus, for example, the duration of training courses will be reduced: 16 months (no longer 24) will be enough to take the test as a police commissioner. But the Lease decree strengthens the entire administrative machine, in difficulties, in terms of resources and personnel, to put on the ground the billions of EU Recovery respecting the agreed roadmap. For this, the key ministries for the Pnrr such as the Ministry of the Interior, Business and Made in Italy, Agriculture and Education will each get a first-level manager and the Ministry of the Environment will get the expansion of its experts in staff . With them the Ministry of Justice, which is looking at some of the objectives of the Pnrr to be achieved in June: it will be strengthened with the purchase of new super technicians who will have to supervise the process of the plan, both in the Cabinet of the Keeper of the Seals Carlo Nordio and in his Legislative Office. Municipalities will also have freer hands. Until 2026, for example, the expenditure relating to the municipal and provincial secretariat will not be calculated for the purposes of the expenditure ceiling planned for 2007.

Aside from recruitments, news is recorded on the front of administrative justice. Also here, in the name of a centralization of the process. In the case of the deeds relating to the procedures for awarding public contracts linked to the Pnrr, from now on, only the Regional Administrative Court of Lazio will decide on the appeals. The same rule applies to any “administrative process related to the construction of the works”: the final verdict will correspond to the administrative court in Rome. Procedures that – and this is another important innovation – will travel faster to prevent EU funds from being frozen in the bureaucracy. Thus, the time for disputes will be cut in half. A trap ready to hit all the ordinary procedural deadlines for the definition of sentences relating to administrative litigation linked to the Pnrr. In addition, in case of appeal, the judge will have to take into account the general interest represented by the construction of the works, when deciding whether to terminate an ongoing contract: and therefore will be brought more often to opt for monetary compensation, even. if the competitor who ran the Tar has any point.

SPRINT RENEWABLES
The time factor is the key to understanding the bureaucracy-cutting decree promised by the government and ready to become a reality. With the opportunity to give impetus to the works of the Pnrr – the perennial motto “the EU asks us” – Palazzo Chigi intervenes on old controversies of the Italian public administration. Among these, the ineluctable and ubiquitous opinions of the cultural Superintendencies that slow down and sometimes stop altogether the longed-for ecological transition. Renewable energy plants -solar, wind and photovoltaic- pivot of the Pnrr but which run the risk of remaining on paper due to landscape limitations. Hence the clash in the decree, with a double “simplified authorization procedure”. Simpler and faster procedures for the construction of photovoltaic plants of up to 50 MW and related works for connection to the electricity grid. But also a regulatory simplification for the construction of “offshore plants for the production of energy from renewable sources located on the Italian coast”. Energy systems, construction and contracting. In any case, the government will monitor the tenders and decide the road map. Without waiting at all costs for the opinions of the State-Regions Conference. If the boards do not express themselves in the stipulated terms, Palazzo Chigi may proceed without the approval of the governors. Differentiated autonomy, at least in the Pnrr, will not be a reality.

Source : IL Messaggero

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