Law & Justice

  • Report Finds EU Influences Nearly Two-Thirds of U.K. Law

    March 04, 2015

    A new study from the nongovernmental organization Business for Britain has found that approximately 65% of U.K. laws are related to regulations and directives passed by the EU.

  • New EU Commission Adopts Rule of Law Framework

    February 20, 2015

    First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans has announced that the Commission will monitor threats to the rule of law and fundamental rights from the EU member states using the centralized "rule of law framework" announced under the previous Commission in 2014.

  • Leaders in EU Call for Anti-Terrorism Travel Measures

    February 12, 2015

    Reuters reports that a statement from national government leaders in the EU calls for stricter border controls and greater information-sharing among governments in order to prevent terrorist attacks in the bloc.

  • EU Parliament Resists Passenger Record Proposal

    February 11, 2015

    EurActiv reports that despite pressure from national governments, a group of European Parliament members are maintaining their stance against a European Commission proposal to create an EU-wide database that would store information on travelers across the bloc.

  • EU Seeks to Facilitate Cross-Border Traffic Penalties

    February 11, 2015

    The Telegraph reports that a European Commission proposal would facilitate European countries' pursuit of suspects of traffic violations in courts abroad and that the Commission will next year consider permitting countries to add points to a driver's license issued by another EU member state.

  • EU Considers Extensive Passenger Information Record

    January 28, 2015

    The Guardian reports that the European Commission is crafting a proposal that would require the maintenance of an EU-wide database that would store for up to five years 42 pieces of information gathered from each passenger on a flight within Europe or in and out of Europe.

  • EU Considers Surveillance Tools to Fight Terrorism

    January 21, 2015

    The Washington Post reports that the EU is considering introducing new provisions standardizing the sharing of intelligence among countries in the bloc, including a passenger name record database that would permit countries to track information about travelers across Europe.

  • Germany Pushes for New EU Data Directive

    January 20, 2015

    In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for the European Commission to draft a new EU directive setting out a minimum data retention period to permit police to access the records of terrorism suspects.

  • ECJ Ruling Weakens U.K. Immigration Restrictions

    December 31, 2014

    The Court of Justice of the EU ("ECJ") has invalidated the U.K.'s blanket requirement that non-European family members of EU citizens who obtain a residence card from another EU country must acquire a British visa before entering the country.

  • Court Removes Hamas from EU Terror List

    December 24, 2014

    The second-highest court of the EU has reversed the EU's designation of the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organization on the ground that EU officials made the designation merely on the basis of news and internet reports.

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