Legal ineffectiveness of the European elections
in the present-day Free Territory of Trieste
On May 21st, 2019, the International Provisional Representative of the Free Territory of Trieste – I.P.R. F.T.T. addressed an official note to the President of the European Commission regarding the legal ineffectiveness of the summoning of elections for the European Parliament within the present-day Free Territory of Trieste, sub-entrusted to the temporary civil administration of the Italian Government.
Holding European election in Trieste would constitute a breach of the primary E.U. principle established at art. 234 TCEE: «The rights and obligations arising from agreements concluded before 1 January 1958 or, for acceding States, before the date of their accession, between one or more Member States on the one hand, and one or more third countries on the other, shall not be affected by the provisions of the Treaties».
The note is published here.