European Institutions

  • EU Election Outcome Sends Message to Politicians

    June 20, 2014

    John Fund writes on National Review Online that following an EU election in which parties supporting the return of sovereignty from Brussels to national governments earned clear-cut gains in many countries, politicians will ignore the message of decentralization sent by voters at their peril.

  • ECHR Pushes Hungary to Reform Life-Without-Parole Sentences

    June 20, 2014

    In a case involving a man sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, the European Court of Human Rights ("ECHR") has ruled that the sentence violated the man's human rights and that Hungary must afford the opportunity for future review of such sentences.

  • EU Seeks to Monitor Large Vehicle Emissions

    June 20, 2014

    The European Commission has announced plans to combat greenhouse gas emissions by requiring the monitoring and reporting of such emissions from trucks and buses, and eventually by placing a mandatory limit on these emissions.

  • EU Will Require Transmitters in New Cars

    June 20, 2014

    The Daily Mail reports that the European Commission is set to adopt new rules requiring new cars and vans to be fitted with a SIM card whose purpose will be to transmit the location of the vehicle to emergency services in case of a crash.

  • EU Mango Ban Highlights Regulatory Ambition in Brussels

    June 20, 2014

    Allie Renison of the Institute of Directors writes that the European Commission's recent ban of mango imports from India until December 2015 emphasizes the knee-jerk, disproportionate reaction to trade issues by the EU, which harms trade between member states and countries outside Europe.

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