The government, as we learn from sources of the majority, is working on a series of amendments to be included in the decree on the P.a to simplify the implementation of the PNRR. The measure is being examined by the Constitutional Affairs and Labor committees of the Chamber. Among the amendments, there would be one concerning the "concomitant control" by the Court of Auditors and one on the extension of the so-called tax shield that limits the possibility of contesting the tax damage only to some more relevant cases.
The reply of the accounting magistrates
"The Association of Magistrates of the Court of Auditors expresses bewilderment and amazement about the possible and upcoming initiatives of the Government, reported by the press, aimed at reducing the areas of competence of the accounting magistracy on the front of concomitant control and to extend again and unexpectedly the so-called 'tax shield', introduced in 2020, now expiring". This was stated in a note by the Association of Magistrates of the Court of Auditors following the news reported by various media.
"The Association, in agreement with the leaders of the Court of Auditors, has always shown willingness to dialogue so that thoughtful reforms could be introduced, the result of calm reflection, to adapt the forms of control, including jurisdictional, to current challenges and, at the same time, ensure that public resources, especially if they come from the Community, are well spent, in the interest of all citizens".
"The concomitant control - note the accounting magistrates - was established pursuant to Article 22 of Legislative Decree no. 76/2020 with the clear intention of accelerating the interventions of support and relaunch of the national economy and not to be a brake. The temporary rule of art. 21 of the same decree ('tax shield') has opened a spatium of impunity that benefits the unfaithful official and anyone who squanders public resources".
"The Association strongly reiterates its concern for such possible impromptu initiatives, seriously detrimental to the principle of autonomy and independence of the judiciary, and proposes the invitation to the Government to set up a discussion table on reforms, believing that the development of the country passes through the construction of a path of legality, in which everyone is called to play their role, in compliance with mutual attributions", concludes the note.