European Institutions

  • UK Eyes ECJ Jurisdiction During Transition

    October 11, 2017

    Politico reports that UK Prime Minister Theresa May has conceded that any period of transition in Britain's relationship with the EU after the date of Brexit could involve the continued jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) over the UK and the acceptance of some new EU regulations over which the British people would not have a say.

  • Article: UK Must Leave EU Arrest Warrant System

    October 11, 2017

    Commentator Hugh Bennett writes that the UK must not miss the opportunity presented by Brexit to break with the EU's flawed European Arrest Warrant system - which he argues "has found prolific use as a blunt instrument by heavy-handed governments with widely varying standards of legal process" within the bloc - in favor of a new, bilateral extradition treaty.

  • Analysis: Orb├ín Wins Debate on EU Migration

    October 11, 2017

    An article in Politico highlights how high-ranking officials in EU institutions and national governments have been moving toward positions staked out by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on border security and migration control, even while Orbán faces public criticism over his country's treatment of asylum seekers.

  • EU Parliament: Denial of Abortion Is "Violence"

    October 06, 2017

    Marie Smith of the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues writes that the European Parliament, in approving the EU's accession to a treaty aimed at preventing domestic violence, has adopted a report classifying the denial of "sexual and reproductive health rights and services," including abortion, as "a form of violence against women and girls."

  • UK Seeks Post-Brexit Security Treaty with EU

    October 06, 2017

    The UK government recently published a position paper calling for the negotiation of a new treaty with the EU to guarantee continued security cooperation with members of the bloc after Brexit.

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