European Institutions

  • UK Minister Denies "Cliff-Edge" on Post-Brexit Migration

    March 27, 2017

    In recent testimony, UK Minister of State for Immigration Robert Goodwill pledged that there will be no "cliff-edge" scenario in British policy dealing with migration from the EU after Brexit and asserted that the government will not accept a migration system that varies by region, as proposed by leaders of the Scottish National Party.

  • EU Parliament Approves Tighter Gun Controls

    March 24, 2017

    The European Parliament has approved legislation that would tighten controls over certain types of firearms throughout the EU and require national governments to put in place an "appropriate monitoring system" and share information regarding gun licensing activities.

  • EU Demands Nutrition Labeling from Alcohol Industry

    March 24, 2017

    The European Commission has called on the alcoholic beverages industry to develop in the next year Europe-wide standards for the labeling of such beverages with ingredients and nutritional information, warning that if EU regulators find these standards unsatisfactory, they will launch an "impact assessment" to review mandatory proposals.

  • EU Matches Youth, NGOs for "Solidarity Corps"

    March 24, 2017

    The European Commission has announced that it has begun matching young people with nongovernmental organizations and government authorities as part of its European Solidarity Corps program, which seeks "to promote and strengthen the value of solidarity" in an effort to drive up support for the EU.

  • ECJ Refines "Right to Be Forgotten" in Business Context

    March 24, 2017

    The Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) has held that its "right to be forgotten" does not extend to a corporate director who wished to order the removal of information from public records that he was the administrator for a different company that went bankrupt, calling for a "case-by-case" judicial consideration of whether the right applies in specific circumstances.

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