European Institutions

  • EU Agency: Migrants Need Stronger Complaint Mechanisms

    October 18, 2017

    In a study on migrant "reception centres" in several European countries, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights called on governments to uphold fundamental rights standards by establishing an "independent oversight body" and "strong complaint mechanisms" for migrants at these locations.

  • EU Guidelines Aim to Curb Food Quality Variance

    October 18, 2017

    The European Commission released a set of guidelines to help national governments apply EU food and commercial laws to prevent companies from selling food products in different EU countries that look identical but diverge in quality.

  • EU Auditors Call for Faster Shift to “Green Energy”

    October 18, 2017

    The European Court of Auditors has released a review of EU Action on Energy and Climate Change, arguing that the bloc should focus efforts on reducing carbon emissions in the energy sector and create an “internal market” to allow for the “free flow” of gas and electricity across borders.

  • UN Agent: Brexit Could Lead to Environmental Degradation

    October 18, 2017

    UN Special Rapporteur on hazardous substances and wastes Baskut Tuncak has published a report claiming that the UK may lack the resources and the political will to uphold the same environmental standards as the EU, thus jeopardizing the environmental rights of UK residents.

  • Lawyers Propose Post-Brexit UK Treaties Court

    October 17, 2017

    The Daily Mail reports that a campaign group of UK lawyers has proposed the creation of an International Treaties Court in Britain whose aim would be to reconcile the UK's interpretation of post-Brexit treaties with the EU with that of the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ), to be guided by an ad hoc arbitration body in the case of disputes between the jurisdictions.

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