European Institutions

  • EU Pushes Federalization of Energy Regulation

    February 25, 2015

    The Guardian reports that the European Commission is set to announce plans to centralize authority over energy policy in the EU at the expense of national energy regulators in the bloc's member states.

  • EU Considers Complaint Against U.K. Religious Schools

    February 25, 2015

    The Daily Mail reports that the European Commission is considering a complaint against religious schools in Britain for employment discrimination in the hiring of staff members on the basis of their religious beliefs.

  • ECHR Upholds Ruling Against Poland on CIA Cooperation

    February 25, 2015

    The European Court of Human Rights ("ECHR") has rejected a challenge by Polish officials to overturn its judgment that Poland engaged in human rights violations by permitting the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency ("CIA") to allegedly abuse terrorism suspects on its soil.

  • Euroskeptic Party Enters Assembly in Hamburg

    February 25, 2015

    The Economist reports that Alternative for Germany ("AfD") has entered its first assembly in West Germany as the euroskeptic party and the liberal Free Democrats have attracted voters from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union.

  • New EU Commission Adopts Rule of Law Framework

    February 20, 2015

    First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans has announced that the Commission will monitor threats to the rule of law and fundamental rights from the EU member states using the centralized "rule of law framework" announced under the previous Commission in 2014.

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