European Institutions

  • ECtHR Grand Chamber Decision Outlines Permitted Use of Workplace Surveillance Cameras

    December 04, 2019

    Reversing a judgment of a lower Chamber, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights ("ECtHR") has opined that, under certain conditions and with respect for proportionality, the use of hidden cameras on an employer's work floor for the purpose of revealing a criminal offense, such as theft, may be justified.

  • EU Antitrust Regulators Investigate Google Data Collection Practices

    December 04, 2019

    In addition to imposing records fines in recent years, EU antitrust regulators are investigating Google's collection of data, focusing on how dominant tech companies use and monetize data.

  • Social Economy Enterprises: Social Economy Can Address “Ecological Emergency and Social Crisis”

    December 04, 2019

    Participants in the 4th European Day of Social Economy Enterprises emphasized that the social economy “may be the only viable alternative to a model of production and consumption that threatens the survival of the planet and exacerbates social inequalities, by putting the values of equality, social justice and sustainable development at the core of the economic model.”

  • European Commission Refers Poland to ECJ

    December 04, 2019

    The European Commission is referring Poland to the Court of Justice for allowing energy intensive businesses to be exempted from excise duty on coal and gas.

  • New Report Contains Negative Assessment of EU SDG Efforts

    November 25, 2019

    According to an independent qualitative report assessing the progress of the European Union toward achieving the UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Goals ("SDGs"), every country in Europe is failing against global sustainability targets, a result that is sparking calls for EU political leaders to urgently draw up an ambitious plans to address climate change, pollution, biodiversity and overconsumption across the bloc.

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