European Institutions

  • EU Controversy Erupts over Deal to Install Commission President

    July 14, 2014

    The Telegraph reports that following an election in which officials argued for greater EU democratic transparency, observers in Brussels are protesting the EU Parliament's vote for Martin Schulz as its President in an alleged back-room deal for support with other establishment candidates for top EU posts.

  • ECJ's "Right to Be Forgotten" Presents Uncertain Implications

    July 14, 2014

    A new Intellectual Property Watch article argues that the Court of Justice of the EU ("ECJ") decision that Google must take down from its search results certain information about European citizens deemed irrelevant or outdated may have opened a "Pandora's Box" in internet privacy claims.

  • EU Demands Amazon Tax Documents from Luxembourg

    July 14, 2014

    As part of a broader investigation of whether EU member states are engaging in unlawful tax deals to encourage the presence of multinational companies, the European Commission has ordered Luxembourg to hand over documents relating to the tax status of online retailer Amazon.

  • MEPs Deny Euroskeptic Parties Committee Posts

    July 14, 2014

    EUobserver reports that three of the largest party groupings in the European Parliament are pooling support to deny committee posts to party groupings that favor returning powers from Brussels to national governments, including the groupings including the U.K. Conservatives and the U.K. Independence Party.

  • Cummings Describes Necessary Focus of U.K. "Out" Campaign

    July 14, 2014

    In a blog post, Dominic Cummings summarizes his recent report detailing the disenchantment in the U.K. with policies of the Conservative Government relating to the EU and immigration, and describes the need for small business and other support of the campaign to leave the EU in order to persuade swing voters.

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