European Institutions

  • FRA Seeks Recognition of EU Charter as "Living Instrument"

    October 29, 2014

    The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights ("FRA") recently held an event in Rome seeking to increase the impact of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights on European law by interpreting the Charter as a "living instrument."

  • Open Europe: U.K. Should Drop EU Energy Targets

    October 29, 2014

    A new paper from think tank Open Europe concludes that the costs of the EU's targets on renewable energy result in disproportionate harm of British businesses and argues that the U.K. should seek to avoid these targets, either through negotiation with the EU or by withdrawing from them unilaterally.

  • LSE Chief: EU Exit Would Not Harm U.K. Lead in Finance

    October 29, 2014

    The chief executive of the London Stock Exchange ("LSE") has predicted that the exit of the U.K. from the EU would not reduce London's status as a global financial leader.

  • U.K. Liberal Democrats Block EU Referendum Legislation

    October 29, 2014

    The Telegraph reports that U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has dropped legislation setting up a referendum on EU membership in 2017 in response to demands from Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg that Cameron drop a tax on "spare rooms" in exchange for support of the referendum.

  • U.K. MP Considers Legal Action on European Arrest Warrant

    October 22, 2014

    The Telegraph reports that U.K. Member of Parliament ("MP") Jacob Rees-Mogg has consulted with leaders from the anti-EU U.K. Independence Party on potential legal action to prevent the Conservative Government from re-joining the controversial European Arrest Warrant.

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