European Institutions

  • MEPs Deny Euroskeptic Parties Committee Posts

    July 14, 2014

    EUobserver reports that three of the largest party groupings in the European Parliament are pooling support to deny committee posts to party groupings that favor returning powers from Brussels to national governments, including the groupings including the U.K. Conservatives and the U.K. Independence Party.

  • Cummings Describes Necessary Focus of U.K. "Out" Campaign

    July 14, 2014

    In a blog post, Dominic Cummings summarizes his recent report detailing the disenchantment in the U.K. with policies of the Conservative Government relating to the EU and immigration, and describes the need for small business and other support of the campaign to leave the EU in order to persuade swing voters.

  • 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.

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