European Institutions

  • Climate Proposals Fail to Pass European Parliament

    June 08, 2022

    A series of pieces of the EU's climate legislation failed to pass the European Parliament following the refusal of lawmakers to adopt positions on the reform of the EU's carbon market, the introduction of a carbon border tax and the establishment of a Social Climate Fund by 340 votes against, 265 votes in favor and 34 abstentions, causing uproar in plenary.

  • The Guardian: EU Faces Legal Challenge from NGO's over New Gas Projects

    June 08, 2022

    An EU plan to fast-track funding and permits for 30 gas projects is facing a legal challenge from NGOs including ClientEarth and Friends of the Earth Europe who have requested verification that the projects do not violate environmental law.

  • Online Platforms in the EU are Given One Hour to Remove Terrorist Content Under New Regulation

    June 07, 2022

    Social media platforms including Facebook, Google and Twitter now have an hour to take down terrorist content such as music, livestreams, photos or videos inciting violence or risk fines of billions of euros as the EU’s terrorist content regulation, which was passed in 2021 comes into force.

  • Politico: Putin Allies Fight Back Against EU Sanctions in Court

    June 03, 2022

    More than twenty of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s allies including businessmen, politicians and other individuals connected to the Kremlin are suing the Council of the EU after having been sanctioned following the invasion of Ukraine.

  • EU Leaders Agree on Russian Oil Embargo

    June 01, 2022

    EU leaders agreed on a political deal to impose sanctions on Russian oil imports, which European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced will cut around 90% of oil imports from Russia to the EU by the end of the year.

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