European Institutions

  • EU Brexit Guidelines Open Door for Trade Deal

    April 05, 2017

    The think tank Open Europe has published an analysis of draft Brexit negotiation guidelines from EU Council President Donald Tusk indicating that, while "the door is wide open" for negotiations on departure terms to run alongside talks on a future free trade deal, the UK may balk at demands such as those giving the Court of Justice of the EU a role in dispute settlement.

  • UK Official Prioritizes Post-Brexit US Defense Cooperation

    April 05, 2017

    The Guardian reports that, ahead of a meeting with his US counterpart, UK Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon emphasized the importance of the US to the UK's post-Brexit international security cooperation and pointed to the relative lack of ambition in EU spending on and participation in operations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

  • UK Outlines Plans for "Great Repeal Bill" upon Brexit

    April 05, 2017

    The UK government has published a white paper on plans for a Great Repeal Bill that will replicate existing EU laws and regulations in British law at the time Brexit occurs and end the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the EU over the UK legal system.

  • ECtHR Awards Remedy in Absence of Proper Claim

    April 05, 2017

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled that, in "exceptional circumstances" involving "serious" violations of European human rights law, it can award a remedy to a person it determines is a victim of such a violation even when that person fails to properly make a claim to the body for "just satisfaction."

  • Visegrad Group Rejects EU Resettlement Policy

    April 05, 2017

    AP reports that leaders of countries in the Visegrad Group - Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia - have rejected calls from other EU member states to pressure them to comply with the bloc's rules on resettling migrants by withholding EU financial support from their governments.

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