European Institutions

  • ECtHR: Businesses Must Respect Employee Privacy

    September 06, 2017

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has held that the Romanian courts failed to uphold an employee's right to privacy by permitting a company that had secretly monitored the employee's communications to fire him due to the company's discovery that he had sent personal messages during work hours.

  • EU Official Describes Basis of Rule of Law Mechanism

    September 01, 2017

    In testimony before a European Parliament committee, European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans said he would discuss potential action on Polish legislation on the country's courts with the College of Commissioners and asserted that the EU must use its expansive Rule of Law Mechanism to ensure the correct application of EU law across the bloc.

  • Hungarian Official Demands EU Payment for Border Fences

    September 01, 2017

    EUobserver reports that the Hungarian Prime Minister's Chief of Staff Janos Lazar has demanded that the EU reimburse Hungary for half of the €800 million it has spent erecting barriers along its borders with Serbia and Croatia, asserting that the fences help keep illegal migrants out of the bloc.

  • UK Negotiators Refute EU "Brexit Bill" Figures

    August 31, 2017

    Politico reports that, during a third round of negotiations over the terms of the UK's exit from the EU, British negotiators presented to European Commission negotiators a legal analysis refuting the EU's calculations of the UK's post-Brexit financial obligations to the bloc.

  • Commentary: EU Must Soften Brexit Approach

    August 31, 2017

    Pieter Cleppe of the think tank Open Europe explains the reasons why the UK and EU must discuss future trade and a transition deal before settling on a proper "Brexit" bill and predicts that EU member states will pressure the European Commission to loosen its legalistic approach to take into account political factors at stake in the negotiations.

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