European Institutions

  • EU Officials Reject Johnson’s Demands for New Brexit Deal

    July 26, 2019

    Bloomberg reports that EU officials, including the European Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, have refused to accept demands from new UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to renegotiate the Brexit deal to take out the controversial “Irish backstop” provision.

  • Australian PM Seeks Quick Trade Deal with Post-Brexit UK

    July 26, 2019

    Politico reports that Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said he is ready to strike a trade deal with the UK in a matter of weeks or months after Britain withdraws from the EU customs union.

  • EC Proposes Framework for Eurozone Budgetary Instrument

    July 25, 2019

    The European Commission (EC) has proposed a governance framework for a eurozone Budgetary Instrument for Convergence and Competitiveness that will set priorities for investments and reforms to promote the convergence of the economies within the currency area.

  • UK Peer: Irish "Backstop” Would Harm Good Friday Agreement

    July 23, 2019

    Lord David Trimble, who helped negotiate the 1998 Good Friday Agreement between the British and Irish governments, has argued that the potential separation of Northern Irish territory from the UK’s market under the Irish "backstop” provision of the current EU-UK Brexit deal would “wreck” the Good Friday Agreement.

  • EU Members Advance Refugee “Solidarity Mechanism”

    July 23, 2019

    Deutsche Welle reports that 14 EU member states have agreed in principle to a “solidarity mechanism” that would distribute refugees evenly across countries in a “quick” and “automatic” fashion.

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