The administrative labyrinth between discretion and rules

By Marco Macchia

Stefano Battini, Marco Macchia and Maurizia De Bellis discuss the «Micula case», related to the revocation of a public subsidy, a revocation which was challenged by the beneficiaries of the subsidy itself — the Micula brothers — for alleged breach of the principle of legitimate expectation. The scholars address the most significant issues raised in this interesting case, under different and multiple points of view.