European Institutions

  • EC Proposes New Car Emissions Standards

    December 08, 2017

    In November, the European Commission (EC) proposed a fresh set of targets for carbon dioxide emissions from new passenger vehicles that will begin to apply in the year 2025 to help achieve EU pledges under the UN's Paris agreement on climate change.

  • EU Agency Pushes "Societal" Change on Gender Attitudes

    December 08, 2017

    A paper from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights places responsibility on EU member states to "change societal attitudes" to defeat "gender stereotyping" and reduce levels of "misogyny" and "hate speech" that fuel gender inequality.

  • EU Seeks to Expand Farmers' Bargaining Power

    December 08, 2017

    Politico reports that EU institutions are launching efforts to increase the bargaining power of European farmers, with a new proposal from the European Commission on formalizing supermarket-farmer pricing agreements and an agreement between EU governments and the European Parliament to permit farmers to form cartels to negotiate food prices.

  • UK Campaign Targets Reform of EAW

    December 07, 2017

    On the occasion of the launch of a campaign called "Due Process" that seeks reform of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW), David TC Davies MP writes that Brexit offers an important opportunity for Britain to break with the EAW's "fatally flawed system of extradition" and set up a new process that respects defendants' due process rights.

  • EU Ministers Sign Pact on Defense Cooperation

    December 07, 2017

    Reuters reports that, in November, foreign and defense ministers from 23 EU member states signed a pact for an initiative called Permanent Structured Cooperation that provides for collaboration on joint EU military projects, sets up a common EU fund for the purchase and development of weapons, and requires national reports on military preparedness.

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