European Institutions

  • Merkel Seeks to Link EU Funding with Refugee Policy

    September 22, 2017

    In a recent interview, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for the EU to take into account countries' lack of cooperation with the EU's refugee resettlement scheme for asylum seekers from the Middle East and North Africa in future negotiations over EU development funding.

  • Academic: Brexit Bill Subjects Social Rights to "Politics"

    September 22, 2017

    The Independent reports that Dr. Tobias Lock of Edinburgh University has highlighted the extent to which EU provisions on social rights currently trump UK law by warning that the UK "repeal" bill transferring EU rules into British law will give government officials the authority to change or eliminate certain European employment and other standards.

  • Schengen Members Seek Extension of Border Controls

    September 22, 2017

    The Guardian reports that the governments of France, Germany, Austria, Denmark, and Norway have called on the European Commission to propose legislation doubling from two years to four years the time in which countries in the passport-free Schengen travel area facing "exceptional circumstances" such as terror threats can impose controls on their borders.

  • Ireland Resists EU Tax Centralization Proposal

    September 22, 2017

    Reuters reports that Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has objected to a proposal announced by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in his recent "State of the Union" speech to consolidate EU authority over tax policy by permitting a "qualified majority" of EU members to adopt bloc-wide tax measures.

  • European Commission Proposes Further Financial Integration

    September 21, 2017

    The European Commission has formally proposed several measures to further integrate banking and capital markets throughout the EU by granting new powers to supranational financial regulators, including the ability to expand funding by directly taxing regulated companies.

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