European Institutions

  • ECtHR: British Bulk Surveillance Violated Rights

    December 03, 2018

    In a September ruling, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) decided that British intelligence services’ system of bulk interception of online communications, replaced by legislation with a new system, infringed the right to privacy under European human rights law because it did not contain sufficient safeguards against abuse.

  • EP Launches Legal Process Against Hungary

    December 03, 2018

    In September, the European Parliament (EP) voted to launch an EU legal process under which EU member states could impose sanctions against Hungary, including suspending its EU voting rights, in light of allegations that Hungary has violated EU values in areas including judicial independence, freedom of expression, and minority rights.

  • EU Lawmakers Approve Strict Online Copyright Rules

    December 03, 2018

    The Verge reports that the European Parliament recently approved a Copyright Directive, set for final approval in early 2019, that allows online publishers to demand payment from search engines that provide certain links to their articles and requires social media companies to clamp down on the sharing of unlicensed copyrighted material.

  • Economists: UK Should Leave EU on WTO Terms

    December 03, 2018

    A British group called Economists for Free Trade recently published a paper arguing that Britain’s exit from the EU without an EU-UK trade deal but relying on World Trade Organization (WTO) rules would be highly advantageous to the UK and would permit the country to immediately benefit from Brexit.

  • Article: Weak Brexit Deal Risks UK Constitutional Tradition

    December 03, 2018

    Dr. Sheila Lawlor of think tank Politeia warns that Britain would be ignoring its long tradition of democracy and self-determination if it fails to exit EU structures as part of the country’s withdrawal from the bloc under the terms of the Brexit referendum and would be undermining its economic strengths.

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