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Italy

Residency contract still in force, for now

Whoever hires an immigrant worker must continue sending the Residency contract (contratto di soggiorno) to the Immigrations Office at the Prefecture, in addition to making the compulsory notification of hiring to INPS.

The Residency contract (which is prepared using Modello Q), contains the personal data of both the employer and the worker, working conditions, and must be signed by the employer and the worker. Furthermore, the employer must declare that he/she is providing the worker suitable accommodation and make a commitment to reimburse the State for all expenses incurred in repatriation, should it eventually happen.
 

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Failure to comply with expulsion order not an obstacle to regularisation

Having been convicted for  failing to obey an expulsion order is not an obstacle to being regularized, the Council of State has ruled.

In 2009 the Government introduced a law to regularize illegal domestic workers. It was very clear in the law that a past expulsion order was not supposed to be an obstacle to the workers’ regularization.

The law, however, didn’t clearly state that whoever had been arrested and convicted for failing to comply with an order to leave the national territory, would not be regularised, as foreseen by Immigration Law.
 

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Italian universities now accepting applications from foreign students

Foreigners living abroad who would like to come to Italy for university studies can now apply for pre-enrolment for the next academic year.

They must submit applications at the Italian Embassies in their home countries.

The deadline for submitting applications will be established by each Embassy, so it is advisable to check with the Embassy in one’s home country as soon as possible.

In July, the Embassies will forward the applications to the chosen universities.
 

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Europe must "share, not shirk, responsibility" for arrivals

PACE delegation assesses situation of “boat people” in Lampedusa

Europe must share, not shirk, responsibility for the large number of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants arriving by boat to the island of Lampedusa, a five-member delegation from the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has said.

The delegation headed by Christopher Chope, visited the island on 23rd and 24th May. “The arrivals to Lampedusa are not the sole responsibility of a tiny island,” the delegation said. “There have been enough calls for responsibility-sharing and for solidarity. It is time that Europe acted on them.”
 

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MEPs: Strict safeguards needed for airport body scanners

Passengers should be given right to refuse body scanning

Body scanning should be voluntary for passengers at EU airports, European Parliament's Transport Committee has said.

The MEPs want passengers to be given the right to refuse body scanning and submit to alternative screening methods that guarantee the same level of effectiveness while respecting their rights and dignity. "Such a refusal should not give rise to any suspicion of the passenger," they say.
 

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