European Institutions

  • ECJ Denies Right of Access to Personal Data in Legal Analyses

    August 06, 2014

    The Court of Justice of the EU ("ECJ") has held that the right to access personal data under the EU Data Protection Directive does not apply to personal data used by government agencies in the conduct of a legal examination of a person's status or rights.

  • Juncker Considers Establishing EU Financial Directorate

    July 31, 2014

    The Telegraph reports that incoming President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker is considering creating a powerful financial directorate within the Commission, driving concerns within the U.K. that such a move would tilt authority to regulate the financial industry to a great extent toward Brussels.

  • EU Says Poland in Violation of Shale Gas Law

    July 31, 2014

    As Poland attempts to remove barriers to shale gas exploration in its territory, the European Commission has announced that it is opening a case against the country for failure to properly implement an EU directive requiring environmental impact assessments for shale drilling.

  • German Courts Will Consider Legality of EU Banking Union

    July 30, 2014

    A group of academics have filed a complaint in the German courts alleging that the EU banking union and Single Supervisory Mechanism, set up to deal with failing European banks that are deemed risks to the European economy, are not permitted by EU law.

  • EU Will Investigate U.K.'s Immigration Measures

    July 30, 2014

    The European Commission has announced that it plans to investigate new immigration policies announced by U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron to, among other things, shorten the amount of time during which immigrants from other EU countries to the U.K. can receive out-of-work benefits.

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