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Almost three years ago, on 25 July 2008, the European Court of Justice ruling on the Metock case engendered reverse discrimination in those Member States where national legislation on family reunification is stricter than what provided by European law, namely by directive 2004/38. Therefore, in such Member States, EU nationals exercising their right to free… » read more

Posted by Mauro Striano

Last month, 23 July, the Italian Constitutional Court declared inadmissible and unfounded the Italian Government appeal against the Tuscany regional law on reception, integration and protection of third country nationals approved on 9 June 2009. Although the Italian Government appealed alleging that the Tuscany region exceeded its competence, the real reason was that the regional… » read more

Posted by Mauro Striano

Yesterday, 22nd of July, the first civil liberties, justice and home affairs (LIBE) Commission composed by the newly elected members was held at the European Parliament. One of the major subject was the adoption of the Programme of Stockholm, of which some points have been discussed by the LIBE members along with Commissioner Jacques Barrot.… » read more

Posted by Mauro Striano