European Institutions

  • MEP Calls for Direct EU Taxation After Brexit

    August 11, 2017

    The Daily Express reports that Belgian Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and head of the Brexit coordination team for the body, Guy Verhofstadt, has called for the EU to use Brexit as an opportunity to impose direct taxes on individuals and companies in order to form a "direct link" between the supranational bloc and citizens of European countries.

  • NGOs Call for EU Action on Poland Asylum Policy

    August 11, 2017

    A group of nongovernmental organizations has called on the European Commission to "hold Poland accountable" for the actions of Polish border guards denying entry by asylum seekers from neighboring Belarus.

  • Diplomat: Ireland Must Consider Leaving EU with UK

    August 11, 2017

    The Irish Times reports that former diplomat Ray Bassett is pushing for Ireland to "give serious consideration" to leaving the EU with the UK, given the close trading relationship between the two countries and the prioritization by the EU of the future of its Union over the UK-Ireland relationship in Brexit negotiations.

  • Committee Seeks EU Focus on Climate Policy

    August 10, 2017

    At an event marking Estonia's launch of its President of the Council of the EU, representatives of the EU Committee of the Regions set out "priority areas" for their cooperation with the Estonian Presidency that focused on "making Europe's energy transition the driver for combatting global warming" and financing efforts to stop climate change.

  • EU Institutions Reach Deal on "Sustainable" Farming

    August 10, 2017

    The Council of the EU has announced that the rotating Maltese Presidency reached a deal with the European Parliament on centralizing policy on a broad range of agricultural activities to ensure the embedding of "sustainable development" practices in organic farming across the bloc.

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