European Institutions

  • 100 EU cities commit to going climate neutral by 2030

    May 04, 2022

    In a recently launched scheme, 100 EU cities and twelve non-EU cities have pledged to drastically reduce emissions by 2030, essentially going climate neutral and will receive EU financial support for their initiatives.

  • UK: Concerns Raised Over Chinese Surveillance Camera Firm

    April 27, 2022

    Following the buying of surveillance equipment from a Chinese technology company that has been implicated in human rights abuses, an independent monitor of Britain’s use of surveillance cameras has asked for the government to clarify its positions on the purchases.

  • Britain Goes Forward with Mandatory Climate Plans for Companies

    April 27, 2022

    Britain is moving forward with mandatory climate plans for companies by unveiling a new task-force to write rules obliging financial firms and listed companies to publish plans from next year for transitioning to a net zero economy by 2050.

  • Turkish Philanthropist Given Life Sentence by Istanbul Court Despite ECtHR Call for Immediate Release

    April 27, 2022

    A Turkish court has sentenced prominent civil rights activist and philanthropist Osman Kavala to life in prison without parole for attempting to overthrow the government, despite the European Court of Human Rights 2019 ruling that called for Kavala’s immediate release.

  • Politico: The Upcoming Battle for Between Elon Musk and the EU

    April 27, 2022

    Following Twitters acceptance of Elon Musk’s bid for $44 billion for the social media giant, Musk’s mission for free speech in the « digital town square » will meet resistance as the European Union passes new content rules aimed at stopping what they consider to be « hate speech ».

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