European Institutions

  • Diplomats: EU Rule of Law “Peer Review” Process Gains Steam

    March 20, 2019

    German and Belgian diplomats have reported that over 20 EU member states recently backed a proposal for a bloc-wide “peer-review mechanism” through which governments would spotlight alleged political interference with the rule of law in other EU countries.

  • UK Lawmakers Approve Brexit Delay, Reject New Referendum

    March 14, 2019

    In a series of votes today, the UK House of Commons approved a motion authorizing the Prime Minister to negotiate a delayed departure from the EU and rejected an amendment calling for a second popular referendum on Brexit.

  • Merkel Supports Proposal for EU Aircraft Carrier

    March 14, 2019

    Deutsche Welle reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has supported proposals by head of her governing CDU party Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer for a “common European aircraft carrier” and a permanent EU seat on the UN Security Council.

  • French Lawmakers Approve Franco-German Parliamentary Assembly

    March 14, 2019

    Deutsche Welle reports that the French National Assembly has approved legislation that would, pending approval by the German Bundestag, create a joint Franco-German parliamentary assembly that would meet twice a year to propose non-binding resolutions for consideration by French and German lawmakers.

  • UK Parliament Votes Against No-Deal Brexit

    March 13, 2019

    The day after the UK House of Commons voted down a revised version of Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed EU withdrawal deal, lawmakers voted in favor of a motion aimed at permanently preventing Britain from leaving the EU without first having negotiated exit terms with the bloc.

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