Category Archives: Italy

Italian Appeal Court applies Italy’s racist “Gelmini” law

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 … Continue reading

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The Times – Italian discriminatory “race” law – EU citizens wages slashed – denied access to judicial decision.

The Times reported today on Italy’s latest attack – wage cuts  up to 60% – of British and other non-Italian university teachers working in Italian Universities. I would be happy to know of any Italian worker, in any sector, in … Continue reading

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Mario Monti – BBC – a crippled EU labour market and obstacles to labour mobility

Mark Whitaker, for BBC radio, File on Four, interviewed  Mr Monti, myself and Dr Victoria Primhak, on foreign lecturers in Italian Universities being denied their rights under single market rules. The programme was broadcast on June 3 1997.     … Continue reading

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Italian Minister Mariastella Gelmini meets UK Minister David Willetts – foreign lecturers Italy

 PRESS UPDATE – MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH – DAVID WILLETTS &  ITALIAN MINISTER MARIASTELLA GELMINI – ROME MEETING 22 SEPTEMBER. I am very happy to report that Italian Minister for Education, Universities and Research, Mariastella Gelmini met with UK Minister for Universities … 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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Liberal Democrat Dan Rogerson MP/Minister David Lidington – discrimination against British lecturers

In a previous post I reported that Liberal Democrat MP Dan Rogerson MP had complained to the Coalition government that Italy’s longstanding ongoing discrimination against British lecturers should not be tolerated. British  Minister for Europe, David Lidington has replied assuring … Continue reading

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Press Release: Lib-Dem MP tells William Hague to get tough on Europe

Association of Foreign Lecturers in Italy via S Vitale 7  VERONA +39 347 4297324   PRESS RELEASE – NEWS DESKS LIBERAL DEMOCRAT MP DAN ROGERSON TELLS WILLIAM HAGUE TO GET TOUGH ON EUROPE and CALLS FOR A DEBATE IN THE … Continue reading

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