European Institutions

  • Former Irish Minister: EU Used Undue Pressure to Force Bailout

    June 26, 2015

    Kevin Cardiff, head of the Irish finance ministry when the Government of Ireland accepted a "bailout" from the EU and International Monetary Fund in 2010, has stated that the EU or the European Central Bank used media briefings to undermine trust in Irish markets and pressure Ireland to accept the bailout.

  • EU: UK Should Reduce Number of Stay-at-Home Mothers

    June 24, 2015

    The European Council has released a report labeling the proportion of stay-at-home mothers in the UK a "social challenge" and calling on Britain to reduce the number of such mothers who are not in the workforce full-time.

  • OSCE Expresses Concern at ECtHR Internet Ruling

    June 24, 2015

    OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic has warned countries not to use a recent European Court of Human Rights ("ECtHR") ruling, permitting a news website to be held liable for the posting of third-party comments, as a license "to introduce imprecise and vague liability regulations which may limit the right of freedom of expression."

  • Greece Eurozone Exit May Mean EU Exit

    June 24, 2015

    Politico reports that some legal observers have found, based on the text of the EU treaties, that if Greece defaults on its loans and must exit the eurozone, it must be forced to exit the EU as well, dealing a potential blow to the credibility of the economic bloc.

  • EU Pushes Countries to Meet Renewables Target

    June 24, 2015

    A recent European Commission report has prodded five EU countries, including the UK, France, and the Netherlands, to do more to meet a target for the use of renewable energy the EU has set for the year 2020.

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