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EU Parliament Adopts Corporate Reporting Directive

ECONOMICS, CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

April 16, 2014

EU Parliament Adopts Corporate Reporting DirectiveThe European Parliament has adopted a directive that will require large companies and groups to provide reports on their human rights, environmental, and social impacts, along with the diversity on their boards of directors. To read more, click here.

EU Commissioner Calls for European Bill of Rights

HUMAN RIGHTS, LAW & JUSTICE

April 16, 2014

EU Commissioner Calls for European Bill of RightsEuropean Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding has called for the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights to become a European "Bill of Rights" that is directly enforceable on EU member states, even when they are not implementing EU law. To read more, click here.

EU Court Rules Against Data-Retention Rule

HUMAN RIGHTS, LAW & JUSTICE

April 9, 2014

EU Court Rules Against Data-Retention RuleThe European Court of Justice has held that an EU rule requiring telecommunications companies to retain online user traffic and location data for as long as two years violates the fundamental right of citizens to privacy. To read more, click here.

Green: EU Diminishes Democracy and Liberty

HUMAN RIGHTS, LAW & JUSTICE

April 9, 2014

Green: EU Diminishes Democracy and LibertyDavid Green writes that the barriers shielding the EU from democratic accountability threaten the rights and structural constraints provided through the liberal European nation-state. To read more, click here.

ECHR Rules Hungarian Church Recognition Rules Violate Human Rights

HUMAN RIGHTS, LAW & JUSTICE

April 9, 2014

ECHR Rules Hungarian Church Recognition Rules Violate Human RightsThe European Court of Human Rights ("ECHR") has held that the Hungarian Government violated the human rights of religious communities by withdrawing their "full-church" status, and thus economic benefits accruing under this status, under the Government's recently adopted Church Act. To read more, click here.

EU Court: Hungary Violated Law by Removing Data Protection Official

HUMAN RIGHTS, LAW & JUSTICE

April 9, 2014

EU Court: Hungary Violated Law by Removing Data Protection OfficialThe European Court of Justice has held that the Prime Minister violated EU law by replacing the chief of its data-protection agency in the middle of his term with an official more directly accountable to the Hungarian Government. To read more, click here.

EU Furthers Plans to Eliminate Roaming Fees

ECONOMICS, FINANCE & TRADE

April 9, 2014

EU Furthers Plans to Eliminate Roaming FeesIn a move that some argue will require mobile phone companies to charge higher rates for phone plans, the European Parliament has voted to abolish mobile roaming fees for citizens of EU member states traveling in other EU countries. To read more, click here.

Dutch PM Calls for Greater Role of National Governments in EU

ECONOMICS, FINANCE & TRADE

April 9, 2014

Dutch PM Calls for Greater Role of National Governments in EUDutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has called for strict limitation of powers at the EU level and for greater authority among national governments to deal with legislation in Brussels in its early stages. To read more, click here.

German Party Considers Reducing Court Powers over EU Issues

ECONOMICS, FINANCE & TRADE

April 9, 2014

German Party Considers Reducing Court Powers over EU IssuesEUobserver reports that leaders in Germany's Christian Democratic party are discussing potential national legislation that would limit the authority of the German Constitutional Court over EU affairs. To read more, click here.

Grayling: ECHR Erodes Support for "Genuine" Human Rights

HUMAN RIGHTS, LAW & JUSTICE

April 2, 2014

Grayling: ECHR Erodes Support for "Genuine" Human RightsU.K. Secretary of State for Justice Chris Grayling argues that the European Court of Human Rights ("ECHR") is attempting to become a "supreme court for Europe" and asserts that the ECHR's support for controversial rights, like prisoner voting, has undermined recognition of real human rights concerns. To read more, click here.


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