Participation into administrative procedures: achievements and problems
In the early ‘90s Italy belatedly awoke to the need for efficiency in administrative law.1 The answer came in the guise of L. 7 agosto 1990, n. 241, on administrative procedure and right of access to the documents. Participation was one of a number of novelties in the new law. It is quite at ease with right of access, another development brought about by the 1990 statute, so relevant to have made it to its title. However, it sits uncomfortably with simplification, another main trend in the reform of Italian administrative law.