European Institutions

  • HRW Urges EU to Deny Croatia Entrance into Schengen Area

    November 12, 2019

    In reaction to a European Commission announcement that Croatia is ready to join the Schengen Area, Human Rights Watch ("HRW") is urging the European Union not to admit to Croatia to its border-free travel zone over its treatment of migrants crossing into the Balkan country.

  • OECD Releases Guidance to Promote Tax Haven-Country Information Exchanges

    November 06, 2019

    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development ("OECD") has released guidance for low-tax countries on standards for exchanging information with other countries to meet 2018 reporting standards.

  • European Court of Justice Rules Against Polish Judicial Reform

    November 06, 2019

    The European Court of Justice has ruled that Polish judicial reforms aimed at lowering the retirement age of ordinary court judges violated EU law, finding that the reforms introduced political influence over the judiciary by giving the justice minister the ability to retain certain judges beyond their retirement age.

  • Italy to Make Climate Change Study Compulsory in Schools

    November 06, 2019

    According to Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti, next year, Italy will become the world's first country to make it compulsory for schoolchildren to study climate change and sustainable development, with traditional subjects, such as geography, mathematics, and physics, to also be studied from the perspective of sustainable development.

  • European Institutions Meet to Fight Against "Environmental Crime"

    November 01, 2019

    At a conference titled "International collaboration and co-operation in the fight against environmental crime," jointly organized by Eurojust and the European Network of Prosecutors for the Environment ("ENPE"), more than 100 specialists from four continents shared information and best practices for  reducing environmental crime.

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