Archive for Italy

European Voice Editorial 3 February 2011 on Italy’s particularly flagrant breach of EU law

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 6 February 2011 by Steve

“Lamenting the erosion of the rule of law in Italy, a European Voice editorial (3 February 2011) highlights Italy’s recent reform concerning its non-Italian teaching staff (lettori) as ‘a particularly flagrant breach of EU law’ …” (more)

[David Petrie, President of the Association of Foreign Lecturers in Italy, 6 February]

2011 – a testing year for EU’s commitment to the single market

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 3 January 2011 by Steve

“In 1998 the Wall Street Journal reported the lettori case as an economics story striking at the heart of Europe’s much vaunted single-market. It has taken a long time for this message to get through …” (more)

[David Petrie, President of the Association of Foreign Lecturers in Italy, 3 January]

Italian students demonstrate against education reforms

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 22 December 2010 by Steve

“Thousands of students are demonstrating in Italy ahead of a Senate vote on controversial education reforms. Rome police have sealed off the area around parliament after last week’s violent protests …” (more)

[BBC News, 22 December]

University reform bill passes amid protests

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 2 December 2010 by Steve

“A controversial university reform bill was passed in the Italian parliament on Tuesday despite high profile protests around the country. Tens of thousands of students occupied train stations, airports, highways and even monuments such as the leaning tower of Pisa and the Coliseum, paralysing city and inter-city traffic and at times clashing with police …” (more)

[Lee Adendorff, University World News, 2 December]

Italian student protesters occupy Leaning Tower of Pisa

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 25 November 2010 by Steve

“Italian students protesting at education reforms have targeted two top tourist attractions, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Colosseum …” (more)

[BBC News, 25 November]

Mass protests against ‘cuts’ and reforms

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 18 November 2010 by Steve

“Thousands of students and temporary teachers have taken part in protests in cities across Italy against education cuts and a university reform package under scrutiny in the Italian parliament, despite an eve-of-protest amendment to a budget ‘stability’ bill that will restore €1 billion (US$1.4 billion) to the higher education sector …” (more)

[Lee Adendorff, University World News, 18 November]

British lecturers awarded damages

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 9 October 2010 by Steve

“Three British lecturers have been awarded damages after claiming they were illegally blocked from promotion by an Italian university because of their nationality …” (more)

[Independent, 9 October]