European Institutions

  • EU Institutions Agree to Standards for Flexible Labor Contracts

    February 14, 2019

    EU institutions have agreed to legislation requiring companies across the bloc to provide “more transparent and predictable working conditions” through new minimum standards for labor contracts, especially for those in “flexible employment relations,” as part of the EU’s Pillar of Social Rights.

  • Lawyer Examines “Terrible” Consequences of Delaying Brexit

    February 14, 2019

    British barrister Martin Howe QC explains why a lengthy delay in the Brexit process would cause a litany of legal problems related to the UK’s representation within the EU and practical problems related to the ongoing Brexit negotiations.

  • EC Begins Work Toward €13-Billion Defense Project

    February 13, 2019

    The European Commission (EC) has begun partnering with EU member states to fund “joint industrial projects in the field of defence” with the aim of ramping up financing to establish a €13-billion European Defence Fund in the 2021-2027 EU budget period.

  • ECJ Allows Child Benefits for EU Migrants Not Pursuing Jobs

    February 13, 2019

    The Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) has ruled that EU migrants are not required to pursue employment in the EU member state in which they live to receive family benefits for children living in another member state.

  • Economist: “Malthouse Compromise” Offers Path Forward for Brexit

    February 13, 2019

    Dr. Graham Gudgin of UK think tank Policy Exchange argues that EU institutions would likely accept the provisions of the “Malthouse Compromise” proposed by members of the UK Conservative Party as a free-trade alternative to the government’s current withdrawal deal and its “backstop” provisions that would keep the UK closely tied to EU regulations.

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