European Institutions

  • EU Court Rules in Starbucks' Favor

    September 25, 2019

    A European Union General Court has ruled that a deal between Starbucks and Dutch officials, which allowed Starbucks to pay less tax, does not amount to illegal state aid.

  • Ukraine Delegation Refuses to Attend PACE Session

    September 25, 2019

    In response to the return of the Russian Federation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe ("PACE") session hall without meeting the requirements of PACE resolutions approved in response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, Ukraine's delegation to PACE has formally refused to participate in the autumn session of the organization.

  • ECJ Rejects EU Request to Expand "Right to be Forgotten" Protections

    September 24, 2019

    In a major victory for Google, the Court of Justice for the European Union has ruled that "right to be forgotten" online does not extend beyond the borders of the European Union, meaning that Internet search engines face no obligation to honor requests from outside the 28-country zone to delete embarrassing or outdated information.

  • German Finance Minister Proposes EU Air Travel Ticket Tax

    September 16, 2019

    Although it was a proposed climate-change tax on fuel that triggered violent anti-government "yellow vest" demonstrations in France, to fight climate change, Germany's Finance Minister, Olaf Scholz, is proposing that governments introduce an EU ticket tax on flights and encourage more train travel.

  • EU Commission and WHO Convene Global Vaccination Summit

    September 13, 2019

    To accelerate global action to stop the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases and advocate against the spread of vaccine misinformation worldwide, the European Commission and the World Health Organization have co-hosted the world's first Global Vaccination Summit in Brussels, Belgium.

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