European Institutions

  • EU Commission Proposes Economic Recovery Fund

    May 29, 2020

    EU Commission President Ursula bon der Leyen is proposing a €750 billion coronavirus economic recovery fund, consisting of borrowed money to be repaid over 30 years, which some critics view as a marked step toward the fiscal and political integration of Europe.

  • EU Agency Says ISIS Returnees Should be Charged with War Crimes

    May 29, 2020

    Genocide Network, a Eurojust-backed agency that investigates core international crimes, says that ISIS fighters returning to Europe from conflicts in Iraq and Syria should be charged with war crimes and genocide.

  • Politico: EU Privacy Enforcer Faces Scrutiny

    May 27, 2020

    According to, European Union ("EU") data protection officials are concerned about the slow start and early restructuring of Ireland's Data Protection Commission, which, due to the presence of Silicon Valley companies' international headquarters in Dublin, is at the vanguard of the enforcement of the EU's tough privacy standards.

  • Switzerland Supreme Court Rejects Climate Change Lawsuit

    May 27, 2020

    Finding that it is too early to claim fundamental human rights violations based on climate change, the Supreme Court of Switzerland has denied an appeal by the Senior Women for Climate Change Protection alleging that Switzerland's government was failing to reduce the country's greenhouse gas emissions in a way that would correspond with the Paris Agreement's goal of keeping global warming well below 2ºC.

  • High EU Court Condemns Hungary‚Äôs Migrant Transit Zone

    May 20, 2020

    On May 14, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Hungary's confinement of third-party asylum seekers subject to a "return decision" in transit zones at the Serbian-Hungarian border "must be classified as detention."

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