On May 19, 2020, the Italian government adopted decree law no. 34, setting out urgent measures with immediate effect to support health, work, and the economy, as well as social policies related to the epidemiological emergency (the “Decree”).
Legislative activity related to the startup world did not stop over the summer. With the conversion of the Decreto Rilancio (Relaunch Decree) into law, amendments were introduced to certain sections that were already in effect, and additional regulations geared to supporting the startup ecosystem and innovative SMEs were added.
Il decreto-legge 16 luglio 2020, n. 76 (c.d. Decreto Semplificazioni) introduce significative novità in materia di appalti pubblici allo scopo di fronteggiare situazioni di urgenza e particolare necessità legate alla pandemia.
In response to the COVID-19 emergency, the Commission took measures to protect the availability of supplies of personal protective equipment, namely by adopting two Implementing Regulations, which required exports of such equipment outside of the European Union to be subject to an export authorization from Member States.
More than 2 months ago the Italian Government issued certain measures with the purpose of expanding its power to veto or impose conditions on acquisitions of, or other transactions involving, Italian targets operating in certain strategic sectors.