10th January 1997 at 00:00
The European Commission has announced legal sanctions against Italy for failing to respect the rights of 1,500 foreign language lecturers working in universities. The long-standing dispute between the universities and the teachers, many of them British, had become a test case for the principle of freedom of movement of workers between European Union states. The lecturers claim they have suffered from a series of discriminatory measures which their Italian colleagues are not subject to.

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