European Institutions

  • ECtHR: Transgender Sterilization Law Violated Rights

    May 24, 2017

    The New York Times reports that the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has held a French law requiring people who wish to change the sex listed on their government documents to be sterilized violated the human right to "respect for private and family life."

  • Negotiator Seeks Post-Brexit EU Rights for Britons

    May 24, 2017

    The European Parliament's chief negotiator for Brexit, Guy Verhofstadt, recently called for the EU and UK to negotiate an agreement permitting British nationals to retain their EU-guaranteed rights after the country departs the bloc, leaving open the possibility that the Court of Justice of the EU would continue to operate in Britain to adjudicate those rights following Brexit.

  • UK Official Predicts Post-Brexit Free Movement

    May 23, 2017

    Reuters reports that UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has speculated that the UK and EU could agree in the next two years to a post-Brexit transition period during which nationals from EU member states would automatically be permitted entry into Britain.

  • Eurogroup Chair: UK Must Heed EU Banking Standards

    May 22, 2017

    Jeroen Dijsselbloem, chairman of the informal conference of eurozone member states called the Eurogroup, predicted at a recent conference that, in order to strike a post-Brexit financial sector agreement with the EU, the UK would have to agree in the future to permit a body to "regularly assess" whether its banking regulation is sufficiently close to European standards.

  • EU Agency Seeks More Ambition on Green Energy

    May 18, 2017

    A recent report from the EU's European Environment Agency praised the continued roll-out of renewable energy sources in Europe but warned that the shift away from fossil fuels is not currently fast enough to meet the EU's target of an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050.

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