European Institutions

  • Officials Push for EU Sanctions on Poland

    May 17, 2017

    Reuters reports that, at a recent meeting of foreign ministers of EU member states, officials from multiple countries recommended that the EU impose consequences on Poland if the government fails to resolve its rule-of-law dispute with the Constitutional Court in line with demands from the European Commission.

  • German President Criticizes "Irresponsible" Brexit

    May 15, 2017

    In an address to the European Parliament, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned that the "black and white" message of nationalists, including in the UK's EU referendum campaign, is "irresponsible" and asserted that EU member states are "gaining strength through" sovereignty as part of the supranational project.

  • EU Politician Seeks Post-Brexit Ban on UK Euro Clearing

    May 12, 2017

    The Guardian reports that Manfred Weber, leader of the European People's Party grouping in the European Parliament, has asserted that the EU must remove from London the business of clearing euro-denominated transactions, a sector currently "dominated" by British financial companies, following the UK's exit from the EU.

  • EU Tightens Regulations on Medical Devices

    May 11, 2017

    The European Commission has welcomed the EU Council and Parliament's agreement to two new EU regulations providing for stricter supranational regulation of medical devices, using a body of experts at the EU level and strengthened requirements on clinical trials for products ranging from contact lenses to pacemakers.

  • UK Faces Battle over Continued ECJ Jurisdiction

    May 10, 2017

    Bloomberg reports that British Government authorities are rejecting assertions from their EU counterparts that the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) should continue to have jurisdiction over the social and economic rights, as granted by the bloc's law, of EU nationals who have moved to the UK prior to Brexit.

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