European Institutions

  • U.K.'s May Leads Call for EU Passenger Database

    January 14, 2015

    The Guardian reports that British Home Secretary Theresa May has been leading proposals for an EU travel database that would seek to track the movement of air, train, and ferry passengers in the bloc in order to intercept suspected terrorists.

  • Germany Balks at U.K.'s Proposed Treaty Changes

    January 14, 2015

    The Guardian reports that during a recent visit to the U.K., German Chancellor Angela Merkel indicated she would not favor treaty change to reform the EU principle of freedom of movement, as sought by the British Government, but would merely seek laws at the national level preventing social benefit abuse.

  • Hollande Calls for Use of FTT to Fight Climate Change

    January 14, 2015

    French President François Hollande has announced his support of the EU-proposed financial transaction tax ("FTT") and his intention to use all or part of the proceeds to counter global warming.

  • Hannan Combats "Myths" Regarding EU

    January 14, 2015

    U.K. Member of the European Parliament Daniel Hannan argues, in response to a set of what he calls pro-EU "myths," that the bloc has not increased the prosperity of or cooperation among its member states and the rest of the world.

  • Study: EU Legislation Pervades U.K. Financial Regulation

    January 14, 2015

    Countering arguments that the U.K. would still comply with EU financial legislation if outside the EU, a new study finds that if the U.K. were not an EU member state, it would not have introduced 50% of its financial legislation.

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