European Institutions

  • CoE Monitoring Deals Blow to Turkish EU Bid

    June 15, 2017

    EurActiv reports that a recent vote by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (CoE) to reinstate the monitoring of democracy and fundamental rights in Turkey following the country's crackdown on a wide range of actors in response to a failed coup attempt last year has jeopardized Turkey's bid to become a member of the EU.

  • EU Mounts Legal Challenges to Migration Resistance

    June 14, 2017

    Reuters reports that the European Commission has announced that it is opening a legal complaint against Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic for their refusal to accept the resettlement in their territory of a proportion of asylum seekers who have arrived in recent years in the EU from North Africa and the Middle East.

  • EU Commission Pushes for Eurozone Treasury

    June 07, 2017

    CNBC reports that the European Commission has announced a set of proposals to hasten the full integration of the eurozone through the establishment of a common treasury for countries that use the euro currency, to be overseen by an EU finance minister, and by bundling national debts into common financial assets.

  • Report Explores Post-Brexit UK Trade Options

    June 06, 2017

    A recent report from think tank Open Europe explores how the UK should take advantage of new trade policy options and exploit its "soft power assets" in countries around the world to increase trade and spur economic progress after the country leaves the EU.

  • Malta Proposes EU Tax for Refugee Rejection

    June 02, 2017

    Reuters reports that the government of Malta recently proposed a new EU policy toward asylum seekers during times of heightened migration to the bloc under which the EU would pay member states 60,000 euros for each refugee they take above a prescribed quota and tax member states 60,000 euros per refugee they fail to take in violation of the quota.

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