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EU to scrap British exams

January 23rd, 2000
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Britain’s A-levels and university degrees could be axed in an EU plan to harmonise schools and teaching. They would be replaced by European-style diplomas…
(Sunday Express, p7, 23 January 2000)

The Portuguese Presidency document in question expressly talks about “fostering the mobility of students, teachers and training staff … through recognition of diplomas”. It is hard to see how this can be interpreted as “harmonisation”. It is also wrong to give the impression that an EU-wide curriculum of this type could be imposed. The responsibility of Member States for the content and organisation of teaching is specifically protected within the Treaty of Amsterdam.

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