The bureaucracy of the European Union

The European industrial association Business Europe has raised the issue of bureaucratic slowdowns within the European Union, identifying them as a significant obstacle to investment. In response to this issue, the association has made proposals to address the issue in the next legislative term.

Fredrik Persson, president of Business Europe, pointed out that complex and protracted industrial licensing procedures are an obstacle to transformations toward more sustainable and digital practices for companies, threatening the European Union’s overall competitiveness.

According to a study of 240 companies, 83 percent believe that complexity and length in the permitting process is a barrier to investment. Business Europe highlights several critical factors, including the response time of public authorities, the complexity of national and EU legislation, and the lack of coordination between different authorities involved. On average, obtaining a permit takes between one and six years.

The European business association proposes a number of measures, including a reduction in permit time, penalties for administrative delays, and legal protection for officials. Business Europe hopes that these recommendations will guide the European Union’s policy agenda after the election of the new legislature (2024-2029).

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A city accessible to large urban areas

The city of Grosseto lies on the Rome-Livorno road axis and is connected to the large urban areas of Siena and Florence via the E78.

 

With regard to the Rome-Livorno axis (the so-called Tirrenica), the Italian government has announced that in 2025 work will begin on upgrading and securing one of the territory’s main road axes, with plans to upgrade, among other things, the Grosseto south-San Pietro in Palazzi section and the central section from Ansedonia to Grosseto.

 

As for the Siena-Grosseto link, work is under way to upgrade the E78 to four lanes .

The work specifically concerns a section of about 11.8 kilometers and affects the municipalities of Sovicille, Murlo and Monticiano.

 

The work, for a total investment of 195 million euros, consists of upgrading the SS223 “di Paganico” to four lanes by building a new carriageway alongside the existing one.

 

Grosseto also has a civil airport (Grosseto Airport-Seam Spa), which currently serves private flights, with a very strong charter traffic of about 1,500 charter flights a year for business and tourist visits.

Airports

Fiumicino

Aeroporto Leonardo da Vinci di Roma Fiumicino a 170 Km

Pisa

Aeroporto Galileo Galilei di Pisa a 155 Km

Firenze

Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci di Firenze a 155 Km

Ports

Civitavecchia

Porto di Civitavecchia a 109 Km
(per Corsica, Sardegna, Sicilia, e Isola di Capraia)

Livorno

Porto di Piombino a 73 Km
(per Isola d’Elba, Isola di Pianosa, Sardegna, e Corsica)

railway

Grosseto-Roma

2 ore

Grosseto-Pisa

1 ora e 30 minuti

Streets

E80

Grosseto-Roma, Grosseto-Sarzana

SS223

Grosseto-Siena