Consiglio Regionale del Piemonte

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  • Country: Italy (60,6 million inhabitants in 2016, 301,340 sq. km)
  • Language: Italian
  • Region: Piedmont, 4.4 million inhabitants in 2016, 25,402 sq. km. With a regional GDP of €127 billion in 2015, Piedmont's strong economy accounts for 8% of Italy's GDP. Moreover, Piedmont’s export, amounting to € 46 billion in 2015, accounts for 11% of national exports (€ 412 billion).
  • Piedmont capital city: Turin
  • Organization: The Regions of Italy are the first-level administrative divisions of the State. They are territorial entities, with their own “Statute” (“Statuto” i.e. the fundamental legislative charter), legislative autonomy, and executive powers and functions, in accordance with the principles laid down in the Constitution of the Italian Republic. There are twenty Regions, fifteen with “ordinary” statute (Piedmont is one of them), and five which are constitutionally given a broader amount of autonomy, granted by “special” statutes.
  • History: Established by the Italian Constitution in 1948, the Regions with ordinary statute had their first regional elections only in 1970. The Piedmont regional assembly approved its first Statute in 1971. A constitutional reform devolved wide-ranging legislative powers to the Regions in 2001, and a new Statute was approved by the Piedmont Region in 2005. And yet, regions with ordinary statute have rather little financial autonomy, keeping just 20% of all levied taxes, mostly used to finance regionally-based healthcare systems.
  • Bodies of the Region: Each Region has an elected parliament, called “Consiglio regionale” (Regional Council), and a government, called “Giunta regionale”, headed by a President directly elected by the citizens of each region. The Council, the Giunta and President of the Giunta are regional bodies. The President of the Region chairs the Giunta, nominates and dismisses its members, called “assessori”. If the directly-elected president resigns, new elections are called.
  • Piedmont Region Budget (annual): € 17 bn in 2016

For more information, arts & culture, food and wine turism, shopping, turist attractions, see the website: Piemonte for You
Doing Business in Piemonte: Ceipiemonte