European Institutions

  • NGO Calls on Europe to Fulfill Migrant Quotas

    October 19, 2017

    The nongovernmental organization Amnesty International has called on EU countries to fulfill their quotas for accepting migrants currently awaiting relocation in Italy and Greece under the EU’s policy of mandatory migrant resettlement, as only one EU member has fulfilled its quota as the two-year plan expires.

  • EU Body Touts Progress on SDGs, Climate Deal

    October 19, 2017

    The European Economic and Social Committee and European network for community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability co-hosted a conference to promote the innovative approaches European communities have taken to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.

  • EC Leaders Push for Unified Migration Policy

    October 19, 2017

    As the European Commission (EC) reviews progress on the bloc’s 2015 migration agreement, EC leaders have called for a unified, long-term migration policy aimed at increasing “solidarity” in resettlement, “enhancing legal pathways” for greater migration, and a “more effective” return policy.

  • Former Judge: ECJ Can Strike down Brexit Deal

    October 18, 2017

    The Daily Express reports that Sir Konrad Schiemann, former UK Judge on the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ), has testified before the UK Parliament's Brexit Committee that the ECJ could reject a Brexit deal agreed between Britain and the EU, particularly one that bypasses the ECJ in resolving UK-EU legal disputes.

  • CoE Calls for Constraints on Migrant Age Assessments

    October 18, 2017

    The Council of Europe (CoE) has published a review of migrant age assessments in the body's member states, calling on governments always to apply any "margin of error" in such assessments in favor of the migrant, to avoid any "invasive methods" to determine the person's age, and to always obtain the subject's consent before the assessment.

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