Free Trieste has joined the civil lawsuit for the international Free Port and is organizing further interventions of citizens and enterprises

Source: Free Trieste Movement – Official Website

The Free Trieste Movement has officially joined civil lawsuit No. 5209/2019 RG, registered at the Court of Trieste on 6 December 2019 by the International Provisional Representative of the Free Territory of Trieste – I.P.R. F.T.T. which has summoned before Court the Italian Government, some of its Ministries and bodies, including the Port Authority, and the Municipality of Trieste for breaches of the legal and fiscal status of the international Free Port of Trieste (LINK).

This lawsuit is the most tangible and effective instrument to obtain the respect of the rights of Trieste, of all other States, and of their enterprises over the international Free Port, which exists since 1947 as a State corporation of the present-day Free Territory of Trieste, sub-entrusted to the temporary civil administration of the Italian Government by the Governments of the United States and of the United Kingdom for their role of primary administering authorities on behalf of the UN.

This initiative has already attracted more than 100 intervention, and all citizens and enterprises can join the lawsuit by scheduling an appointment with the Office of the Free Trieste Movement by email (LINK) or by phone at 040/2470772 – cell. 333/3337776 during the usual office hours

Trieste tax rights: the Cassation’s judgment is to be impugned

Source: La Voce di Trieste

Author of the English version: Silvia Verdoljak.

Trieste, 21 March 2022 – The Italian Court of Cassation lodged its decision, awaited since 8 February, in the first of the three civil legal actions for demonstration lodged by the International Provisional Representative of the Free Territory of Trieste – I.P.R. F.T.T. versus the Italian Government and regarding breaches of Trieste’s legislation on taxation and on the international Free Port.

The judgment avoids any review of the laws and evidence on which the legal action is based, instead, it declares the Italian courts have no jurisdiction when it comes to the behavior of bodies of the State, and it surreptitiously invokes infamous, nationalistic political theses, which claim the alleged lack of legal existence of the Free Territory of Trieste, despite those claims lacking legal foundation. This means the judgment is absolutely abnormal under multiple respects, starting with the unexpected fact that it subjects legality to politics, thus breaching the Constitutional principles of independence, neutrality, and function of the judiciary.

In addition to this, the judgment is not final, and it does not close Question Trieste, because it is being immediately impugned for annulment. This does also mean that it cannot affect the other pending lawsuits on the matter, especially not the one regarding the international Free Port and, if that judgment is confirmed, it would strengthen the previously announced, and already possible, further actions before the competent European and international Courts.

News and statements alleging that this judgment of the Italian Court of Cassation closes Question Trieste are therefore mere disinformation and false political propagandas, as we reserve to demonstrate publishing at the earliest possible time a clear and accurate analysis of the abnormal judgment and of the grounds for its impugnation and for further appeals before superior European and international Courts.