European Institutions

  • EU Adopts New Regulations on Political Parties

    October 08, 2014

    The European Council has adopted new legislation on European political parties, setting up an independent body in the European Parliament that evaluates whether such parties, among other things, respect the values upon which the European Union was founded in granting and withdrawing legal status.

  • FRA: EU Must Include Human Rights in Security Strategy

    October 08, 2014

    In recognition of human rights issues such as those raised by mass digital surveillance, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights ("FRA") has called on the EU to integrate provisions on human rights in the "internal security strategy" currently considered by officials in the bloc.

  • EU Questions U.K. Color Coding of Food

    October 08, 2014

    In response to a complaint from Italy over a British "traffic light" system that indicates the healthiness of food on its packaging, the European Commission has described the system as "simplistic" and has called for the U.K. Government to justify the scheme.

  • EU Considers Rejection of French Budget

    October 08, 2014

    The Telegraph reports that, for the first time, the EU may use its new authority to police national budgets by forcing France to revise its 2015 budget plan due to the country's minimal projected spending cuts.

  • Telegraph Praises Tory Plan for Human Rights Reform

    October 08, 2014

    An editorial in The Telegraph applauds U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and his Conservative Government for plans to replace the country's Human Rights Act with a Bill of Rights and Responsibilities in response to the transformation of the European Convention on Human Rights "into a weapon of judicial activism."

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