European Institutions

  • Australia Seeks Equal Immigration Treatment in UK

    August 23, 2017

    The International Business Times reports that, in early discussions regarding a potential post-Brexit trade deal between the two countries, the Australian government has called on the UK to ease immigration restrictions for citizens of Commonwealth countries in line with those on EU citizens in exchange for a free trade deal.

  • UK Proposal Would Require Permits for EU Workers

    August 23, 2017

    The Sun reports that the UK government is considering a proposal that would allow EU nationals to travel freely to the UK post-Brexit but would require companies hiring EU nationals to apply for a limited number of work permits and force EU immigrants to wait four years before applying for social benefits.

  • UK Plans Continued Recognition of Civil Judgments from EU

    August 22, 2017

    The Guardian reports that, in a paper released today, the British government expresses its intention to maintain cross-border recognition of civil judgments from EU member states after departing the bloc, meaning that UK citizens and businesses will likely remain subject to rulings of the Court of Justice of the EU when they take part in activities in other European countries.

  • EU Members Seek Permission to Block Foreign Acquisitions

    August 22, 2017

    Reuters reports that, in a potential response to recent acquisitions in Europe by state-owned Chinese companies, the governments of France, Germany, and Italy have sent a letter to EU officials requesting rules bolstering their national authority to prevent foreign corporate takeovers in the bloc.

  • Official Suggests UK Join EFTA Court

    August 21, 2017

    Professor Carl Baudenbacher, President of the Court of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) - a free trade organization containing EU member states, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein -  has called on the UK to consider joining the EFTA Court, which relies broadly in their judgments on case law from EU courts, following its departure from the EU.

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