ECJ raps Italians for lack of legal openness

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ordered Italy to liberalise its regulations on access to its legal profession. The ECJ has demanded that Italy’s National Bar Council does not reject out of hand qualifications gained in other EU member states. The court ruled that the Bar Council broke European law by blocking part-qualified French national Christine Morgenbesser from studying
as an apprentice lawyer in Genoa. First reported on 19 November