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Giuliano Amato, Italian minister of the interior, will give a public lecture at LSE on Tuesday 20 February. His lecture is entitled Not a Constitution. What about a Reform Treaty?

Giuliano Amato is Italian minister of the interior, a position he has held since 2006. Prior to this, he was prime minister of Italy two times, first from 1992 to 1993 and then from 2000 to 2001. He was more recently vice president of the Convention on the Future of Europe that drafted the new European Constitution.

Professor Amato was also professor of Italian and comparative constitutional law at the University of Rome, School of Political Science, from 1975 to 1997.

Howard Davies, director of LSE, will chair this event, which is an LSESU Italian Society Public Lecture.

Not a Constitution. What about a Reform Treaty? is on Tuesday 20 February 2007 at 4-5pm in the Shaw Library, Sixth floor, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE. This event is free and open to all but a ticket is required. Tickets have now all been allocated but for details of the returns queue, click here|

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The Scotsman
Italy says Blair exit may complicate EU treaty's future
(21 Feb 07)
The approaching handover of power by Prime Minister Tony Blair may complicate efforts to chart a way forward for the European Constitution, Italian Interior Minister Giuliano Amato said on Tuesday. Amato, speaking at LSE, said the transition of power in Britain was crucial to prospects for reviving the constitution, which was rejected by French and Dutch voters in 2005. 

The Mirror
Italy says Blair exit may complicate EU treaty's future (21 Feb 07)
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Reuters
Italy says Blair exit may complicate EU treaty's future (20 Feb 07) 

16 February 2007

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