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Parliamentary questions
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18 December 2019
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 138
Fulvio Martusciello
 Answer in writing 
 Subject: Protection of the market and free competition

Since the 1980s, Ente Autonomo Volturno SpA, a company wholly owned by the Region of Campania, has been responsible for votive illumination at public cemeteries.

A public procurement procedure for the financing of projects was launched in 2015. In 2018, the Municipality revoked the concession, securing judgments in its favour from Campania Regional Administrative Court and the Council of State. The following year, the Municipality awarded the contract for the same service, directly and without a tendering procedure, to RTI Citelum/Elettrovit.


Selav is a small enterprise, and moreover one that holds only one contract and which has had to lay off employees;

it is clear that the fundamental principles of the public contracting system have repeatedly been breached,

could the Commission clarify the following points:

Does not the automatic withdrawal of an award entail an unlawful restriction on the free movement of services under Article 56 TFEU, Article 3 of Directive (EU) 2016/343 and Article 48 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union?

If there is a material contractual change, is it possible to circumvent the obligation to award a service above the threshold by means of an open tender procedure?

In conclusion, what will it do to restore the rule of law, which has clearly been infringed?

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