ROME - The head of the ALLSI foreign lecturers union Friday welcomed the EU Comission starting infringement proceedings against Italy over the 'lettori' discrimination.
BRUSSELS — UNDER PRESSURE from Irish MEPs, the European Commission today sued Italy for failing to protect the rights of foreign lecturers.
According to the Commission, Italian universities failed to uphold a 2004 Court of Justice precedent enshrining the rights of part-time university lecturers to prompt payments, as well as autonomy over their salary, seniority, and social security benefits.
ROME – IFAD president Gilbert Houngbo’s bid to jump ship and become director General of the International Labour Organization may have hit a snag after South African ‘thought leader’ Mthunzi Mdwaba also presented his candidature officially to be ILO supremo, splitting the African vote potentially for the powerful position. Nevertheless Houngbo received a boost from the spat between France and Australia over nuclear submarines, meaning Paris likely may back Houngbo in an effort to prevent an Aussie candidate from becoming DG of the influential organization.
FOGGIA - Authorities are directing an urgent focus on this Apulian city’s ‘baby gangs’ -- groups of boys and young men who are instigating brutal attacks on women, children, homosexuals, foreigners and disabled peopl
NAPLES - The pensioner who made national headlines after a tobacconist tried to steal her winning scratch card finally claimed her 500 thousand euro prize money, after authorities recognised that she was the legitima