European Institutions

  • Paper: Macron's EU Speech Will Face Opposition

    October 19, 2017

    Aarti Shankar of British think tank Open Europe explains why the expansive proposals announced by French President Emmanuel Macron in a recent speech on the future of the EU, ranging from the integration of security policy to the level of minimum wage, will provoke opposition from countries that fear "greater marginalisation and underrepresentation in the bloc."

  • EC Proposes Further Centralization of Finance Supervision

    October 19, 2017

    In its move toward a full-fledged Capital Markets Union, the European Commission (EC) has proposed a reform of the EU's financial regulation that will result in more centralized supervisory power in supranational banking authorities and the promotion of "sustainable finance" to further the social and environmental goals of the UN.

  • NGO Calls on Europe to Fulfill Migrant Quotas

    October 19, 2017

    The nongovernmental organization Amnesty International has called on EU countries to fulfill their quotas for accepting migrants currently awaiting relocation in Italy and Greece under the EU’s policy of mandatory migrant resettlement, as only one EU member has fulfilled its quota as the two-year plan expires.

  • EU Body Touts Progress on SDGs, Climate Deal

    October 19, 2017

    The European Economic and Social Committee and European network for community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability co-hosted a conference to promote the innovative approaches European communities have taken to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.

  • EC Leaders Push for Unified Migration Policy

    October 19, 2017

    As the European Commission (EC) reviews progress on the bloc’s 2015 migration agreement, EC leaders have called for a unified, long-term migration policy aimed at increasing “solidarity” in resettlement, “enhancing legal pathways” for greater migration, and a “more effective” return policy.

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