ITALY: EU diplomas subject to national qualifications says EU court

By Alan Osborn

Each of the 27 member states of the European Union has the right to set the minimum level of qualification necessary to guarantee the quality of professional services within their territory, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled. The judgement was announced in the case of Consiglio degli Ingegneri v. Ministero della Giustizia and Marco Cavallera which involved an Italian engineer (Mr Cavallera) seeking admission to the register of engineers in Italy after gaining a industrial technical engineering certificate from a college in ...

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