When tradition overrode identity: the ECJ decision on Taricco II as a two-faced judgment?

This paper aims at framing the first-hand impressions on the ECJ decision of the Taricco II affair by analyzing its reasoning and comparing its outcome with the former judgment on Taricco. After having tried to understand the implications of this judgment in the fields of Italian and European constitutional law, I will draw up some tentative conclusions and a modest proposal from these cases on the issues at stake.