European Institutions

  • EU Members Critique Tech Tax Proposal

    October 06, 2017

    Reuters reports that a proposal supported by France for new EU rules taxing global internet companies on the basis of their turnover rather than profits to ensure healthy tax receipts has met opposition among finance ministers of various EU member states concerned about the impact of such taxes on European innovation.

  • EU Sides with Spain in Catalonia Dispute

    October 04, 2017

    The New York Times reports that EU institutions have continued to intervene in the dispute between Spanish and Catalonian officials over the validity of the region's recent independence referendum, supporting Spain's legal position despite widespread violence by government authorities against those attempting to vote.

  • French President Seeks Broad Power Transfer to EU

    September 27, 2017

    In a speech at the Sorbonne, French President Emmanuel Macron called for "the rebuilding of a Europe that is sovereign, united and democratic" through the centralization of power over financial, defense, migration, and other policies at the EU level.

  • Merkel Seeks to Link EU Funding with Refugee Policy

    September 22, 2017

    In a recent interview, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for the EU to take into account countries' lack of cooperation with the EU's refugee resettlement scheme for asylum seekers from the Middle East and North Africa in future negotiations over EU development funding.

  • Academic: Brexit Bill Subjects Social Rights to "Politics"

    September 22, 2017

    The Independent reports that Dr. Tobias Lock of Edinburgh University has highlighted the extent to which EU provisions on social rights currently trump UK law by warning that the UK "repeal" bill transferring EU rules into British law will give government officials the authority to change or eliminate certain European employment and other standards.

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