Monthly Archives: June 2011

British lecturers bring down Italian Ministerial decree – after 14 years!

In 1997, the Association of Foreign Lecturers in Italy (allsi – Associazione Lettori di Lingua Straniera in Italia) along with British lecturer John Young, brought an action against the Italian Ministry of Higher Education (Ministero per l’Università e per la … Continue reading

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Franco Frattini, David Lidington, Catia Polidori; Made in Italy

The Italian Insider reported on this week’s meeting between UK Minister for Europe and Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini. http://www.italianinsider.it/?q=node/326 I am pleased to hear that Mr Frattini has promised to look into the lettori question. Mr Frattini was European … Continue reading

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Pioneers of the new Europe. Bring back the Romans!

The Times Higher Education published, 16-22 June,  ‘Pioneers of the new Europe’ fight the Italian closed shop , while UK Europe Minister, David Lidington heads for Rome this week – See Mark Lazarowicz’s question in the House of Commons: HANSARD … Continue reading

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Appeals to a supreme court are a constitutional right – unless the Italians decide otherwise.

What The Guardian called ‘a mighty row’  burst out this month when Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond and his Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill caused a heated debate over the authority of the UK supreme court. ( http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/jun/01/alex-salmond-scotland-supreme-court)   Today, The … Continue reading

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