European Institutions

  • ECtHR: Russia Sent Prisoners Too Far from Families

    March 20, 2017

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has held that Russia violated the rights of prisoners to respect for family life by incarcerating them in penal facilities ranging from 2,000 to 8,000 kilometers from the residences of their close relations and by refusing their requests to be transferred to closer locations.

  • UK Official Considers EU Arrest Warrant a "Priority"

    March 20, 2017

    In remarks to the UK House of Commons, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has confirmed that the British Government sees retention of access to the European Arrest Warrant, which permits EU governments to require other countries to arrest and send criminal suspects to their territory for trial, as a "priority" in upcoming Brexit negotiations.

  • Poland Objects to Process of EU Emissions Reform

    March 20, 2017

    Reuters reports that Polish officials have threatened the EU with a legal challenge of draft rules reforming the bloc's emissions trading system to raise the cost of greenhouse gas emissions for businesses operating in Europe, arguing that EU treaties require unanimous consent for binding rules forcing a change in countries' energy policies.

  • Czech Proposal Offers Defense from EU Gun Policy

    March 17, 2017

    EurActiv reports that the Czech Government is debating a proposed amendment to the country’s constitution that would protect the right to own firearms for security purposes, in response to an EU Firearms Directive that aims to restrict gun ownership and coordinate gun policy across the bloc.

  • Banking Initiative Pushes for CEE Finance Union

    March 17, 2017

    The Vienna Initiative, a framework developed by European bank authorities to maintain financial stability in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), has announced the establishment of a working group to investigate obstacles, including domestic regulation, to the development of a cross-border capital markets union in the CEE region.

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