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Edward McMillan-Scott MEP 30 years discrimination in Italian Universities – the future of Europe

Edward McMillan-Scott: Press Conference video link to European Parliament , Brussels 11.30 on 29 May 2013 Our thanks to Vice-President Mr Edward McMillan-Scott MEP for organizing this press conference, his speech along with my own and John Young’s will be … Continue reading

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David Lidington, The Times, Italy’s discrimination breaches EU law and (is) wholly unacceptable

UK Minister for Europe, David Lidington, wrote to me expressing his extreme disappointment at developments reported in The Times, 2 April 2013 Pay cut in half for British lecturers in Italy and has called for the swift resumption of dialogue between ALLSI and the … Continue reading

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Italian universities facing bankruptcy: Bergamo, Catania and Salento

Nannimagazine reported, 10 April 2013, on three three Italian universities, Bergamo, Catania and Salento  unable or unwilling to pay full salaries of (non-Italian) teaching staff for the month of March, describing the foreigners as the “first victims” of  the “Gelmini … 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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David Cameron – Italy flouting core principles of single market – Daily Telegraph, Times Higher Education, L’Espresso, Nannimagazine

Prime Minister David Cameron’s robust intervention against Italy’s flouting of the core principles of the EU single market – see letter to Christopher Burchett who teaches at Milan University – was reported both in the UK and Italy – The … Continue reading

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David Cameron, British Lecturers in Italy: I will continue to look for opportunities to press the Italian Government ..

Our campaign for fair and equal treatment received a very welcome boost from the UK Prime Minister – David Cameron:  “We will continue to track the case closely and do everything we can to resolve urgently a situation which flouts … Continue reading

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16 years on – Lettori launch complaints under European Court of Human Rights legislation

For those of you who like anniversaries this week, 13 July,  marks the 16th anniversary of the European Parliament’s resolution on discriminatory treatment on the grounds of nationality for foreign language teachers (‘lettori’) at Verona University (Italy), in violation of … Continue reading

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