European Institutions

  • Newman: EU Members Can Achieve Trade Deal with UK

    April 05, 2017

    Henry Newman of the British think tank Open Europe outlines a number of major considerations and potential pitfalls in the upcoming negotiations between the UK and the EU and predicts that Britain stands a better chance at achieving a post-Brexit trade deal with the EU if it can coax other EU member states into taking on a muscular role in negotiations.

  • NGO: EU Must Pressure Hungary on Refugee Detention

    April 05, 2017

    An article from Human Rights Watch calls on EU Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos to threaten to use a "legal enforcement action" to pressure Hungarian officials to reverse course on the country's policy requiring the detention of asylum seekers while they await a decision on their asylum application.

  • EU Declaration Gestures Toward "Multi-Speed" Europe

    April 05, 2017

    The EU's recent Rome Declaration, marking the 60th Anniversary of European integration and setting out a broadly worded set of priorities for the next decade, solidifies Western countries' preference of a "multi-speed" EU by including language allowing for member states to move "at different paces and intensity where necessary" toward a federal union.

  • EU Pushes for Financial Services Integration

    April 05, 2017

    The European Commission has released a Consumer Financial Services Action Plan that will seek to further centralize EU financial services regulation to "prise open national barriers" preventin cross-border access to financial services across the bloc.

  • EU Considers Ultimatum over Migrant Resettlement

    April 05, 2017

    The Times reports that, according to EU sources, leaders of the bloc's member states are planning to issue an ultimatum to Poland and Hungary to abide by EU policies mandating the resettlement of migrants within their territories or "get out of the EU."

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