ABOUT INTERNATIONAL TREATIES, REFERENDUM AND CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
about a special transfer of sovereignty to EU:
of transfer of sovereignty without effect of constitutional amendment:
Majority of votes from both chambers, Art. 80, 72 ConstItaly.
of transfer of sovereignty with effect of constitutional amendment:
Not expressly regulated, but constitutional amendment required.
of constitutional amendment:
Two successive approvals from both chambers in between at least
three months with majority of votes in the first voting and the
majority of their members in the second, Art. 138 ConstItaly. Referendum
on the constitutional amendment is mandatory if demanded by 1/5
of the members of one of the chambers or 500.000 of the electorate
or 5 members of the council of regions but excluded if approval
of the chambers in the second voting was given by a majority of
more than 2/3 of their members. Limit for an amendment is the republican
form of state, Art. 139 ConstItaly.
constitutional regulations about referendums:
An initiative referendum is possible, Art. 71 ConstItaly. A referendum
on laws can be held but expressly not on ratification treaties,
Art. 75 ConstItaly. Referendum also foreseen on amalgamation, incorporation
and seperation of regions, provinces and townships, Art. 132 ConstItaly.