Il Controllo parlamentare sulla fornitura di materiale bellico ad un paese terzo. Similitudini e differenze tra Italia e Germania in relazione alla vicenda Ucraina

Parliamentary oversight of supplying armaments to a third country. Similarities and differences between Italy and Germany in Ukraine

  • Stefano Bargiacchi

Abstract

Following the invasion of Ukrainian territory by the Russian Federation, a large part of the international community, the European Union, OTAN, and their member states initiated a series of actions to support the attacked country. Among the various activities implemented, military support through the dispatch of
large quantities of war supplies certainly stands out. The study aims to analyse how Italian and German parliaments assessed governments' actions and commitments to support Ukraine. After justifying the choice of comparing the two legal systems, a reconstruction will be made of the relevant legal framework. In Germany, recourse to the ordinary parliamentary oversight instruments has been the main tool through which the Bundestag has verified the implementation by the Government of its political will. In Italy, it will be noted how parliamentary control on the matter was mainly implemented through the involvement of the Copasir to the detriment of the parliamentary standing committes. It will be observed how the different degree of publicity concerning the quality and quantity of military supplies send to Ukraine (high for Germany, low for Italy) had an impact on the two Parliaments' scrutiny activities. In the conclusions, the causes of this divergence will be analysed. 


Keywords: Parliamentary oversight; Italy; Germany; Crisis in Ukraine; Military aid.

Published
May 14, 2024
How to Cite
BARGIACCHI, Stefano. Il Controllo parlamentare sulla fornitura di materiale bellico ad un paese terzo. Similitudini e differenze tra Italia e Germania in relazione alla vicenda Ucraina. DPCE Online, [S.l.], v. 63, n. SP1, may 2024. ISSN 2037-6677. Available at: <https://www.dpceonline.it/index.php/dpceonline/article/view/2152>. Date accessed: 18 july 2024. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.57660/dpceonline.2024.2152.
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