Informations and abstract
The article is a review of the activities pertaining to the elaboration of the new Statutes carried out, in the course of the past legislature, in the different ordinary Regions. After taking stock - case by case - of the state of advancement of the approval procedure, the contents of the Regional Charters that have been approved at least on a first reading are examined, focussing attention in particular on the principles, form of government, relations with local authorities and, whenever so provided, institutions for guaranteeing the same statutes. For each of these aspects, the principles pronounced by the Constitutional Court and the positions assumed in scholarly quarters are recalled, in addition to the statutory regulations. Notwithstanding the eminently descriptive nature of the article, a negative evaluation of the overall situation emerges, due to the delays registered in most of the Regions in completing the approval process with respect to the new Statutes, as well as the uniform acceptance of the same presidential model on the part of all the legislators responsible for the statutes.