On 25 January 2011 I informed the European Parliament that the “Gelmini law” was about to come into force which would deny basic civil rights to a specifically targeted group of non-Italian citizens – see video link – David Petrie addressing the European Parliament on the “extinguishing” of legal rights of non-Italians
On 13 July 2013 a Court of Appeal in Brescia applied the Gelmini law extinguishing (that is to say , not merely overturning but nullifying) a favourable judgment of the lower Brescia court.
See The Italian Insider, 15 July 2013 Brescia Court ‘disappears’ lettori award anche in italiano PDF Il Tribunale di Brescia “fa sparire” un risarcimento per arretrati stipendiali di tre lettori
IN A NUTSHELL: Italy, a founder member of the EU, enacted a law which denies basic civil rights to foreign lettori – the law’s express purpose was to re-interpret, in order to evade, application of judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Union.
We have written to President Barroso appealing to him to refer the matter to the Council of Ministers.