European Institutions

  • Former Judge: ECJ Can Strike down Brexit Deal

    October 18, 2017

    The Daily Express reports that Sir Konrad Schiemann, former UK Judge on the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ), has testified before the UK Parliament's Brexit Committee that the ECJ could reject a Brexit deal agreed between Britain and the EU, particularly one that bypasses the ECJ in resolving UK-EU legal disputes.

  • CoE Calls for Constraints on Migrant Age Assessments

    October 18, 2017

    The Council of Europe (CoE) has published a review of migrant age assessments in the body's member states, calling on governments always to apply any "margin of error" in such assessments in favor of the migrant, to avoid any "invasive methods" to determine the person's age, and to always obtain the subject's consent before the assessment.

  • EU Agency: Migrants Need Stronger Complaint Mechanisms

    October 18, 2017

    In a study on migrant "reception centres" in several European countries, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights called on governments to uphold fundamental rights standards by establishing an "independent oversight body" and "strong complaint mechanisms" for migrants at these locations.

  • EU Guidelines Aim to Curb Food Quality Variance

    October 18, 2017

    The European Commission released a set of guidelines to help national governments apply EU food and commercial laws to prevent companies from selling food products in different EU countries that look identical but diverge in quality.

  • EU Auditors Call for Faster Shift to “Green Energy”

    October 18, 2017

    The European Court of Auditors has released a review of EU Action on Energy and Climate Change, arguing that the bloc should focus efforts on reducing carbon emissions in the energy sector and create an “internal market” to allow for the “free flow” of gas and electricity across borders.

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