European Institutions

  • Study Finds Need for Irish Border Customs Posts in Event of No-Deal Brexit

    June 13, 2019

    The BBC reports that a study commissioned by Northern Ireland’s Department for the Economy asserts that Ireland will have to build customs inspection points closer to its border with Northern Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit and floats the idea of “integrated logistics centres” that would streamline customs checks in the future.

  • CoE Body Warns of Rise in “Xenophobic Populism” in Politics

    June 12, 2019

    In its annual report, the Council of Europe’s (CoE) Commission against Racism and Intolerance spotlighted “xenophobic populism and racist hate speech” as growing dangers to the European political climate and praised countries for creating police units to enforce international anti-hate speech standards.

  • EU Rules Harmonize Criminal Justice Standards

    June 12, 2019

    The European Commission has highlighted the entry into force of two directives on criminal proceedings, the first forcing EU member states to offer legal aid to people suspected or accused of crimes and the second setting up safeguards for children in the criminal justice system.

  • EU Body Seeks More Rapid Deployment of Renewables

    June 12, 2019

    The European Court of Auditors has called on the European Commission to put pressure on EU member states to support the expanded deployment of wind and solar power sources to meet its renewable energy targets for the year 2020.

  • EC Files Complaint Against Spain over Asset Reporting Sanctions

    June 12, 2019

    The European Commission (EC) has referred the Spanish government to the Court of Justice of the EU for imposing what the EC considers to be disproportionate sanctions on taxpayers who fail to report assets they hold in other European countries.

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