Downgrading the European asymmetries
In the border zone, up to the year 1420 the Aquileia patriarcate had dominate the old Celtic Friuli, typically mountainous with an agriculturally oriented economy, with a local peculiar language the Friulano, an oriental version of a ladin language. The near by Gorizia Countee, before the Habsburg rule, after the Count of Gorizia and Tirol Henry the 2nd who was ruling in 1500 his broad possession as lord of Treviso from the Bruck Castle near Lienz and Conegliano, had always been a Region characterized by the Venetian accents, comprehensible till down to the Bocche di Cattaro in Dalmatia, where till now sounds the typical Serenissima accents, which is common in the Goritian Countee firstly and in the Triestine dialect later. In the year 2004, Trieste, Gorizia, Monfalcone, Sezana and Koper are again commonly involved on an historical recurrence within the area of the old Countee at the moment of the inclusion within the European Union of the whole Nord East region at the end of the Northern Adriatic sea which during the last 1800 years, has seen the struggle of the Western with the Eastern Empire, that of the Mediterranean Latin culture against the invading Celtics, that of the Illiric Republic against the Cisalpine an finally that of the force of the Warsaw Pact against the Nato Alliance, always the Indo-European languages against each other within the Microcosm in an Euro Region. The logistic platform represented by the hihway cross the border stations of Fernetti, Rabuiese, S. Andrea in Gorizia and Vertojba in Sempeter-Vertojba, may become a huge hub in the future Euroregion, including Slovenia at the Adriatic crossing, raising the relevant perspective of an adjustment of the European asymmetries, possible trought the action of the fifth corridor Lisbon Kiev and the integrated structures of the Trieste-Koper harbours connected to Cervignano and Ronchi airport. The present Italian fiscal code adjustment seem to proceed in this direction allowing a more flexible tax planning and financial consolidation trough more easily applicable international accounting standards and taxing planning trough rules and agreements with the taxing authorities. The mix of local population, generally speaking several foreign languages, with ancient ties with both the East and the West represent a valuable unique asset in promoting such a new vision.
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Mario Pines, "Downgrading the European asymmetries", in: Trasporti. Diritto, economia, politica, 94 (2004), pp. 7-34.