June 09, 2020
After Germany’s government approved a national €130 billion ($146 billion) stimulus package to kickstart its post-COVID-19 economy, the European Central Bank ("ECB") expressed its intention to expand its EU-wide bond-buying program, with a commitment to buy €1.35 trillion ($1.5 trillion) of bonds.
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.
May 06, 2020
In a 72-page opinion, Germany's Constitutional Court has decided that the European Central Bank's ("ECB") bond-buying practice exceeds the ECB's mandate, a decision which challenges the independence of the ECB and the authority of the Court of Justice of the European Union.
April 06, 2020
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is calling for a Marshall Plan for Europe, recommending that billions should be invested for a long-term crisis recovery budget, while promoting solidarity between EU countries.
March 25, 2020
Writing in Politico, Melissa Heikkila explains why a lack of data-sharing cooperation on the part of large companies is the Achilles’ heel of Europe’s artificial intelligence ("AI") strategy.
March 06, 2020
In a recently published Q & A, the European Commission generally explains the EU's digital strategy, including a White Paper on Artificial Intelligence and a European Data Strategy, which raise issues of the degree to which EU regulation of a digital space in which private international companies participate may result in excessive regulation, taxation, and governance.
March 02, 2020
According to Politico, Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei is pitching lucrative incentives to European governments in the hope of fending of bans against its products and services.
February 19, 2020
At the 56th Munich Security Conference, U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, announced a $1 billion U.S. commitment in support of the Three Seas Initiative and energy security and economic growth in Central Europe.
February 07, 2020
A dozen EU countries from Northern and Eastern Europe have been working since last year to line up opposition to the idea of privileging environmentally minded projects within the bloc's review of national spending plans.
January 29, 2020
As the United Kingdom and European Union enter into post-Brexit trade negotiations, the UK will resist EU demands for the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) to have a say over UK trade after Brexit, effectively giving it continued power over the UK.