Monthly Archives: January 2011

Berlusconi government goes where Romans would never dare

Here is my speech delivered to the European Parliament Petitions Committee on 25 January 2011: Madam Chairman, honourable members, thank you very much for this opportunity. For almost 20 years Italy has been discriminating against its non-Italian teaching staff  – … Continue reading

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2011 – a testing year for EU’s commitment to the single market.

In 1998 the Wall Street Journal reported the lettori case as an economics story striking at the heart of Europe’s much vaunted single-market. It has taken a long time for this message to get through – but if workers from … Continue reading

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