European Institutions

  • Barrister: EFTA, EEA Membership Are Not Viable Post-Brexit Options

    November 30, 2018

    UK barrister Martin Howe QC explains why a post-Brexit arrangement in which Britain enters the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) or remains in the European Economic Area (EEA) would require the UK to follow rulings of the EU courts and not allow it to regain control of its laws and trade policy.

  • ECtHR Finds Turkish Violation of Publisher’s Free Speech Right

    November 30, 2018

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) recently ruled that Turkey had violated the right of a publisher to freedom of expression by prosecuting him for denigrating the Turkish state, finding that the book in question, about the disappearance of journalist, was not “gratuitously offensive” and did not incite to hatred or violence.

  • Euroskeptics Launch “Irexit” Party in Dublin

    November 30, 2018

    The Irish Times reports that an academic, two journalists, and a former Irish diplomat are launching an “Irexit Freedom” party that will campaign in the country’s national and European elections calling for Ireland to leave the EU.

  • Auditors Seek Stronger Supervision of Application of EU Law

    November 30, 2018

    The European Court of Auditors has published a review of the European Commission’s (EC) oversight of the application of EU law by the bloc’s member states, calling for the EC to strengthen its supervision in this area, including by using the EU budget “in a more coordinated manner” to ensure governments apply EU law.

  • CoE Launches Online Course on Human Rights Education

    November 30, 2018

    The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe (CoE) has launched an online course, called “Global Education - The Human Rights Dimension,” to train educators on teaching the global human rights agenda to their students.

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