European Institutions

  • CoE Commissioner Criticizes Ireland on Abortion Laws

    April 19, 2017

    The Council of Europe’s (CoE) Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks has released a report calling on the government of Ireland to significantly expand abortion rights in order to protect human rights and reflect “changing social attitudes” in the country.

  • EC Floats Prospect of UK Joining EEA During Transition

    April 19, 2017

    Politico reports that the European Commission (EC) is considering the possibility of a transition deal whereby the UK would join the European Economic Area (EEA) and remain a part of the EU’s single market while the bloc continues to work out its long-term relationship with the UK.

  • EU Lays Out “Red Lines” for Brexit Negotiations

    April 12, 2017

    EU member states appear ready to agree to the Brexit negotiation guidelines proposed by European Council President Donald Tusk which would require the UK to abide by EU law and court decisions as well as shoulder relevant budget costs if it seeks a gradual transition from the single market.

  • German Government Stops Sending Migrants Back to Hungary

    April 12, 2017

    The German government has announced that it will no longer send migrants back to Hungary after accusations that Hungary’s treatment of migrants is in violation of international and EU law.

  • EC Report Sets Roadmap for EU Cohesion Policy

    April 12, 2017

    The European Commission (EC) has released a report identifying the EU’s “low-income and low-growth regions” and laying out region-specific plans to spur growth and opportunities using EU Cohesion Policy funds pooled together by member states.

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