European Institutions

  • French President Macron Closes ENA

    April 12, 2021

    President Macron has announced the closure of the highly selective French National School of Administration (ENA), which has trained the country’s ruling class since 1945, in hope’s of reforming top civil servants’ recruitment and training.

  • Politico: European Sovereignty has Lost Macron

    April 12, 2021

    Politico reports that since his election in 2017, Emmanuel Macron has been a champion of the concept of “European sovereignty” but recently the French President has signaled in speeches and interviews that national sovereignty and national politics are growing in the EU and are here to stay.

  • French GDPR Ruling Addresses US Surveillance Powers

    April 07, 2021

    Addressing a recent claim that the vaccination program scheduling site held security risks for patient data, the Conseil d’État ruled that organizations can deploy legal and technical safeguards to meet their obligations under EU data protection law when seeking to prevent US authorities from accessing personal data stored with their outsourcing providers.

     

  • EU Commission Refers Poland to Europe's Top Court Regarding Judiciary Independence

    April 07, 2021

    The European Commission announced it will refer the Polish government to the European Court of Justice for undermining the independence of that country's judiciary through a reform law passed in 2019 that prevents judges from referring questions of law to the European Court of Justice.

  • UK to Pilot COVID Certificates

    April 07, 2021

    As the U.K. heads towards reopening the economy, Britain will start piloting domestic COVID certificates this month, granting access to selected venues including sports stadiums and nightclubs, to those who have had the vaccine or natural immunity, but businesses, including pubs and restaurants, will not be required to ask customers to prove their COVID status due to concerns of discrimination.

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