European Institutions

  • NGOs Take U.K. to ECHR over Mass Surveillance

    April 13, 2015

    A group of nongovernmental organizations ("NGOs") have filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights ("ECHR") against the U.K., asserting that the Government's alleged mass surveillance practices and collection of surveillance data from U.S. authorities violate human rights.

  • Bromund: TTIP Does Not Spur Free Enterprise

    April 13, 2015

    Theodore Bromund of the Heritage Foundation argues that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership ("TTIP") currently in negotiation between the U.S. and the EU would reduce regulatory competition and fail to encourage economic freedom.

  • ECJ Ruling May Require Insurance for All Motor Vehicles

    April 13, 2015

    The Independent reports that a ruling of the Court of Justice of the EU may be interpreted to require owners of ride-on lawnmowers and mobility scooters to take out extra, potentially costly insurance on their vehicles.

  • EU Diplomat: New Swiss Immigration Referendum Is "Inevitable"

    April 10, 2015

    EUobserver reports that Deputy Secretary General of the EU diplomatic service Maciej Popowski has predicted that a new Swiss referendum, stepping back from restrictions on immigration from the EU, is "inevitable" and says Switzerland must "change logic" regarding these restrictions.

  • CoE Calls on Countries to Restrict Employer Data Use

    April 10, 2015

    The Council of Europe ("CoE") Committee of Ministers has issued a set of recommendations for its 47 member states calling for specific national restrictions on employers' retention and use of data on their employees.

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