Gianluigi Delle Cave

PhD student and subject expert in Administrative Law at the University of Brescia

With judgment no. 1274 of July 3, 2020, the Regional Administrative Court of Milan has clarified that the selection, by public notice, either of public or private entities interested in providing mobility services in sharing with electric devices, does not constitute a public service activity if the Municipality has not expressed the political aim of satisfying the need of its administrators to move around the city through the use of hoverboards, segways, electric scooters and monowheels; this is due to the lack of the fundamental moment of "political engagement", which is an indefectible prerequisite to be able to integrate the figure of public service.

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By decision no. 2539 of 21 April 2020, the Council of State clarified that Article 84, paragraph 5, of Legislative Decree no. 18/2020 shall be understood as meaning that each of the parties has the right to request a postponement of the hearing to a date subsequent to the end of the emergency phase in order to discuss the dispute orally, when the Court deems that the requested postponement does not compromise the right of the other party to a reasonable duration of the trial and where the dispute is not so simple that it does not require any discussion, since it is possible, in the juridical deed procedure, with the necessary caution, to give priority to procedural economy requirements.

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