Democracy Impacts

  • Secretary: UK Should Withdraw from the ECHR

    April 26, 2016

    Reasoning that the European Convention on Human Rights ("ECHR") "can bind the hands of Parliament" and prevents the UK from deporting dangerous nationals of foreign countries, UK Home Secretary Theresa May has called for Britain to remain in the EU but to withdraw from the ECHR.

  • Foster: EU May Need Brexit to Reform

    April 26, 2016

    Editor at The Telegraph Peter Foster writes that the minimal EU reforms UK Prime Minister David Cameron achieved during his renegotiation drive demonstrate that EU leaders may need the pressure created by a British exit from the bloc to push for real changes that secure the EU's future and increase its flexibility in dealing with challenges.

  • Raab: UK Cannot Secure Borders Without Brexit

    April 25, 2016

    UK Undersecretary of State for Justice Dominic Raab asserts that, due to EU rules severely restricting the ability of British authorities to deny entry to people with passports or other documentation from EU member states despite suspected links to crimes or terrorism, the only way to effectively secure the British border is for the country to leave the EU.

  • EU Official Proposes Visa-Free Travel for Ukrainians

    April 25, 2016

    Following a Dutch referendum in which voters rejected an association agreement between Ukraine and the EU, European Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos has called for the adoption of visa-free travel for Ukrainian nationals throughout the passport-free Schengen area.

  • Auditors: EU Must Strictly Enforce Deficit Targets

    April 22, 2016

    The European Court of Auditors has published a report asserting that the European Commission is "not strict enough" in enforcing the bloc's Excessive Deficit Procedure, which provides for a procedure through which the Commission oversees the lowering of national deficit levels that, according to EU law, have become too high.

  • EU Official Concedes Overstep by Brussels

    April 21, 2016

    During a session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker acknowledged that "European citizens are stepping away" from the EU because the supranational organization interferes with too many aspects of their daily lives.

  • EU Pressures Member States on Migrant Relocation Scheme

    April 20, 2016

    In a review of the EU's progress on the "resettlement" of migrants from Turkey and the "relocation" of migrants who are already in the EU, the European Commission praised the progress of the resettlement program but called on EU member states to do more to provide for the relocation of large numbers of migrants located in Greece and Italy.

  • French Minister Warns of "Consequences" upon Brexit

    April 19, 2016

    Reuters reports that French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron has warned that the UK will face "consequences" if its people vote to leave the EU in the form of trade barriers and the arrival of thousands of asylum seekers from France and other EU countries.

  • UK Treasury Predicts Dire Economic Consequences of "Brexit"

    April 18, 2016

    The BBC reports that a British Treasury document forecasting that the UK would suffer permanent economic harm if its people vote to leave the EU is touching off a wide-ranging debate over how accurately government officials can predict the consequences of "Brexit" on the British economy and finances.

  • NGO: Post-Brexit UK Would Succeed with Free Market Reforms

    April 13, 2016

    The nongovernmental organization Open Europe has produced a report asserting that a combination of leaving the EU, forming trade agreements with the bloc and other countries around the world, and pushing through free-market reforms would result in economic expansion in Britain.

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