Monthly Archives: April 2010

Magnificent? No, eternal… and the Bologna process?

“Magnificent? No, eternal”, writes the Italian weekly Panorama (24.4.10) on Professor Giovanni Cannata, the Magnificent Rector of the University of Molise – or more modestly termed vice-chancellor in English. http://rassegnastampa.unipi.it/rassegna/archivio/2010/04/16SIR5044.PDF He’s held the office for 15 years and wants another … Continue reading

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Lipstick and coffee in the Scottish Parliament: Hugh McMahon aka “the bulldog”

On Friday the United Kingdom Association for European Law held a conference hosted in the Scottish Parliament on Devolved Jurisdictions and the European Union. Three of the speakers had been directly involved with the foreign lecturers discrimination cases against Italy … Continue reading

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Help dissolve the Italian state and win a bottle of wine

It might prove easier to dissolve the Italian state than  to convince Italy to uphold its Treaty obligations. Paul Betts reported in the The Financial Times on 7 April:  “It has long been suspected that some European Union countries apply the … Continue reading

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