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European Voice: Will Italy now put an end to an ancient wrong?

Over the past 25 years European Voice has reported on our case. I am very happy to see that in this week’s Entre Nous section they carried a piece entitled “An unlikely career move” on Mario Monti’s appointment as Italy’s … 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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Minister David Lidington: The Government continue to take their duty to uphold the principles central to the EU single market very seriously.

Valerie Vaz MP raised the issue of the ongoing discrimination against lecturers in Italy – reported in Hansard 4 July 2011 and below. My thanks to Ms Vaz and UK Minister for Europe, David Lidington  for his continuing support and … Continue reading

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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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