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  • Czech Republic Sues EU over Gun Directive

    August 17, 2017

    Reuters reports that the government of the Czech Republic has sued the EU over a recent directive banning some types of semi-automatic firearms and requiring increased registration of other weapons, arguing that such a policy would unnecessarily target hunters and drive many guns to the black market.

  • UK Official: EU Plans to Limit UK Residency Rights

    August 17, 2017

    Reuters reports that, according to a letter from UK Brexit Secreetary David Davis, the EU’s current offer to the UK in Brexit negotiations stipulates that Britons living in Europe would retain residency rights only in their current country of residence after Brexit and would not have the right to move to another EU country.

  • UK’s Brexit Bill Could Remove Right to Sue Government

    August 17, 2017

    The Independent reports that the UK Parliament’s latest draft of a bill that would cause the country to leave the EU includes a provision that would take away the right for British citizens to sue the UK government for damages resulting from government activity, a method of redress currently allowed under EU case law.

  • Irish Official Criticizes EU's Apple Tax Demand

    August 17, 2017

    In a recent interview, Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe criticized the European Commission's demand that Ireland collect €13 billion from tech giant Apple in back taxes and warned that the EU should be focusing on completing its banking union rather than establishing a eurozone budget and finance minister.

  • German Court Refers Asset-Purchase Challenge to ECJ

    August 16, 2017

    Reuters reports that the German Federal Constitutional Court has referred a legal challenge of the European Central Bank's (ECB) $2.7 trillion asset-purchase scheme to the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ), expressing doubt that the policy, commonly known as quantitative easing, is within the ECB's mandate under EU law.

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