European Institutions

  • ECJ Holds Greater Transparency Required for TTIP Documents

    July 14, 2014

    The Court of Justice of the EU ("ECJ") has held that in order to prevent disclosure of documents related to international negotiations, such as those surrounding the proposed EU-U.S. trade deal ("TTIP"), the EU Council must demonstrate that the disclosure would harm the public interest.

  • Business for Britain Calls for U.K. Supremacy on Finance Rules

    July 14, 2014

    The U.K. organization Business for Britain has published a letter expressing concern regarding EU measures on the financial sector that erode competitiveness and calling for politicians to ensure that Britain's financial sector "is always fundamentally regulated and controlled by the British people."

  • Opinion Finds EU Exemption from Trading Rules Unlawful

    July 11, 2014

    An opinion from attorneys of the EU Council finds that an EU provision creating an exemption from legislation prohibiting "proprietary trading" by banks was in fact illegal and could not shield countries with their own laws permitting such trading, such as the U.K., from the EU legislation's effect.

  • Khan: Labour Party Supports U.K. Sovereignty on Human Rights

    July 10, 2014

    Shadow Secretary of State for Justice Sadiq Khan writes that the U.K. Labour Party supports the recognition by British courts that they are not bound by decisions of the European Court of Human Rights, which are only to be taken into account and not to be viewed as binding.

  • EU Investigates Corporate Tax Deals

    June 20, 2014

    The European Commission has announced that it has opened an investigation of member states' tax deals with three multinational companies to determine whether these deals violated EU "state aid" rules.

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