European Institutions

  • EU Parliament: Denial of Abortion Is "Violence"

    October 06, 2017

    Marie Smith of the Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues writes that the European Parliament, in approving the EU's accession to a treaty aimed at preventing domestic violence, has adopted a report classifying the denial of "sexual and reproductive health rights and services," including abortion, as "a form of violence against women and girls."

  • UK Seeks Post-Brexit Security Treaty with EU

    October 06, 2017

    The UK government recently published a position paper calling for the negotiation of a new treaty with the EU to guarantee continued security cooperation with members of the bloc after Brexit.

  • EU Members Critique Tech Tax Proposal

    October 06, 2017

    Reuters reports that a proposal supported by France for new EU rules taxing global internet companies on the basis of their turnover rather than profits to ensure healthy tax receipts has met opposition among finance ministers of various EU member states concerned about the impact of such taxes on European innovation.

  • EU Sides with Spain in Catalonia Dispute

    October 04, 2017

    The New York Times reports that EU institutions have continued to intervene in the dispute between Spanish and Catalonian officials over the validity of the region's recent independence referendum, supporting Spain's legal position despite widespread violence by government authorities against those attempting to vote.

  • French President Seeks Broad Power Transfer to EU

    September 27, 2017

    In a speech at the Sorbonne, French President Emmanuel Macron called for "the rebuilding of a Europe that is sovereign, united and democratic" through the centralization of power over financial, defense, migration, and other policies at the EU level.

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