European Institutions

  • New EU Commission Adopts Rule of Law Framework

    February 20, 2015

    First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans has announced that the Commission will monitor threats to the rule of law and fundamental rights from the EU member states using the centralized "rule of law framework" announced under the previous Commission in 2014.

  • EU Parliament Investigates Countries' Cooperation with CIA

    February 20, 2015

    Following the release of a report on conduct in U.S. Central Intelligence Agency ("CIA") interrogations by a U.S. Senate Committee, a group of committees in the European Parliament have announced a renewed investigation of the extent of EU member states' cooperation with these CIA interrogations.

  • EU Seeks Move Toward Centralized "Energy Union"

    February 20, 2015

    In a recent speech, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete called for directives requiring energy efficiency in EU member states and for a binding international treaty limiting greenhouse gas emissions around the world to counter global warming.

  • EU Committee Seeks Warning System on Rule of Law

    February 20, 2015

    The EU Committee on the Regions, comprised of regionally and locally elected representatives from member states, has called on the European Commission, as part of its "rule of law framework" announced last year, to provide an opportunity to local and regional officials to inform it regarding threats to the rule of law.

  • CoE Report Criticizes France on Discrimination

    February 20, 2015

    A report by Council of Europe ("CoE") Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Mui┼żnieks calls on the French Government to implement "sustained and systematic" action to combat public and private discrimination and hate speech against disfavored groups, including migrants and people with disabilities.

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