European Institutions

  • EC Takes Legal Action over Hungarian Migration Laws

    August 01, 2019

    The European Commission (EC) has referred the Hungarian government to the Court of Justice of the EU for restrictions on asylum requests and has warned that it could take legal action over the country’s decision not to provide food to migrants in transit zones along the Serbian border.

  • EU Rights Body Warns of “Tough Line” on Migration

    August 01, 2019

    In its quarterly report on migration rights, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights expresses concerns about the rights impacts of the “tough line” some EU member states are taking on migrants, including by removing them without prior notice and the criminalization by Italy of sea rescues of migrant ships.

  • German Court Upholds ECB Supervision Authority

    July 30, 2019

    Deutsche Welle reports that the German Federal Constitutional Court has ruled that the authorities granted to the European Central Bank (ECB) to supervise large banks and administer a fund for failing financial institutions comply with EU treaties and with the German Constitution.

  • Industry Group: EC Must Do More to Prepare for No-Deal Brexit

    July 29, 2019

    The Confederation of British Industry has warned that the European Commission (EC) is lagging behind the UK in preparing for a potential no-deal Brexit and is calling on the EC to supplement its currently minimal contingency measures to ensure British businesses will continue to have access to the EU market.

  • 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.

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