ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES BELOW MUNICIPAL LEVEL: TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE NEIGHBOURHOODS AND SMALL COMMUNITIES.
Position of the European Committee of the Regions 1.
Gaetano ARMAO (IT/EPP)
Vice-President and Regional Councillor for Economic Affairs of Sicilian Regional Government
Member of European Committee of the Regions
“Europe is not easy to build … democratic unification on the basis of discussion and collaboration, can only be slow: this is the only way to identify the common good that is really good for everyone.”
V. Bachelet, La facciamo l’Europa?, featured in Coscienza, n. 6, March 20th 1953
1 This work is inspired by the accompanying report to the opinion, presented to the European Committee of the Regions and approved by a large majority in Brussels on February 12, 2020, honouring, on the day of the 40th anniversary of the assassination, the memory of Prof. Vittorio Bachelet, vice-president of the Italian Superior Council of the Judiciary, murdered by terrorist hands at the end of the lesson of administrative law at the Faculty of Political Science at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome. The sacrifice of this courageous Catholic jurist is a perennial warning of democratic civilization against the darkness of reason of those who practice hatred and violence.