European Institutions

  • NGO: UK Parties Must Commit to ECtHR

    May 25, 2017

    Human Rights Watch recently published an article calling on all UK political parties to pledge in their manifestos to keeping the country within the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

  • Initiative Expands EU Governance in Mediterranean

    May 25, 2017

    The European Commission has launched a new project to promote the UN's comprehensive "sustainable development" agenda in what it calls the "blue economy," or sea-based economic activity, of the Western Mediterranean by providing for "spatial planning" and "habitat conservation" in the region.

  • ECB Board Member Seeks Completion of Banking Union

    May 25, 2017

    In a set of talking points for a panel on "relaunching the eurozone," member of the executive board of the European Central Bank (ECB) Peter Praet promotes the need for an "ambitious timetable" to complete the EU's "banking union" in order to provide for centralized supervision of banks and a financial "backstop" to cover the risks of failing financial institutions.

  • EU Aims for Post-Brexit Eurozone Expansion

    May 24, 2017

    Reuters reports that the EU's economics commissioner Pierre Moscovici has previewed plans by the European Commission after Brexit to expand the eurozone by making the euro currency "attractive" enough that countries that have not yet adopted it view joining the currency as "an offer you cannot refuse."

  • MEPs Support Independent Scotland in EU

    May 24, 2017

    The Scotsman reports that 50 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have signed a letter to the Scottish Parliament supporting the "swift" entry of an independent Scotland into the EU, raising concerns over EU interference in UK domestic politics and sovereignty.

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