European Institutions

  • ECJ Official: States Must Grant Humanitarian Visas

    February 17, 2017

    Advocate General Paolo Mengozzi of the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) has concluded that the European Charter of Fundamental Rights requires EU member states to grant visas on humanitarian grounds to applicants from non-EU countries when those applicants are at risk of ill treatment in their country of origin.

  • CoE Spotlights Compliance with Rights Judgments

    February 17, 2017

    Increasing pressure on countries in the Council of Europe (CoE) to implement the European human rights agenda, the CoE's Department for the Execution of Judgments has launched a search engine permitting observers to scrutinize the status of governments' execution of judgments from the European Court of Human Rights.

  • Hungary Plans Break with EU on Migrant Detention

    February 17, 2017

    Politico reports that, in a move that will stoke tensions with the EU's migrant resettlement policies, the Hungarian Government has announced a plan to retain indefinitely all migrants entering the country in detention facilities, until officials have resolved their immigration status.

  • UK Court Turns back Challenge to EEA Exit

    February 16, 2017

    The Guardian reports that two judges on the UK High Court have rejected as premature a challenge to the Government's Brexit strategy in which claimants argue that British officials must follow procedures, separate from the EU exit process, to leave the bloc's "single market" (EEA).

  • EU Leaders Increasingly Embrace "Multi-Speed" Integration

    February 16, 2017

    Reuters reports that EU leaders meeting at a summit in Malta, while not accepting the possibility of halting "ever-closer union" or returning powers to member states, increasingly advocated a model of "multi-speed" integration that permits some EU members to move more slowly in giving away sovereignty to the supranational organization.

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