EU priorities 2022

On 19th October, the European Commission published its ambitious work programme for 2022. This includes 42 new policy initiatives across 6 key priorities outlined by Commission President von der Leyen in her State of the European Union  address on 15th September. Among these initiatives, strengthening pandemic preparedness, closing the climate finance gap, leading the digital transformation and enhancing strategic global partnerships [...]

By |2022-04-09T14:25:17+00:00October 21st, 2021|COVID-19, European Commission, Rule of law, Top News, Top Stories|Comments Off on EU priorities 2022

Rule of law: First EC Rule of Law report, EU budget & rule of law

The European Commission (EC) has published its first ever report on the state of the rule of law in the EU 27 Member States (MSs). The report provides an overview of the situation in each MS based on criteria including independence of the judiciary and media pluralism. The report is intended to raise awareness [...]

By |2021-11-05T10:26:37+00:00October 13th, 2020|European Commission, Rule of law, Top News, Top Stories|Comments Off on Rule of law: First EC Rule of Law report, EU budget & rule of law

EU 2019-24 – Commission President Priorities and Key MEPs

A new EU leadership, which will set the priorities of the future Commission and Parliament until 2024, is taking shape. Commission President-Elect, Ursula von der Leyen, will assume office on 1st November. Her political priorities in a potential post-Brexit EU include: Europe's first ever Climate Law to enshrine its target of being the world's first [...]

By |2019-09-01T11:11:52+00:00September 1st, 2019|Brexit, European Commission, Top News|Comments Off on EU 2019-24 – Commission President Priorities and Key MEPs

Rule of Law – New Commission Communication and Finnish EU Council Presidency Activities

On 17th July, the Commission published a Communication on measures to strengthen the rule of law in Europe. Directed to the future EU leadership, its recommendations - based around 3 pillars - include an annual conference with civil society, a rule of law review cycle and annual report, and a more effective enforcement mechanism [...]

By |2019-09-01T11:08:38+00:00September 1st, 2019|European Commission, Top News|Comments Off on Rule of Law – New Commission Communication and Finnish EU Council Presidency Activities

Anti-Money Laundering – Commission Recommendations for Better Enforcement

The Commission adopted a Communication and four reports on the 24th July that assess the effectiveness of current EU measures to fight money laundering in the EU. The assessment identified divergences in the application of EU legislation and vulnerabilities including anonymous products, identification of beneficial owners and new unregulated products such as virtual assets. [...]

By |2019-09-01T10:58:56+00:00September 1st, 2019|Anti-Money Laundering, European Commission, Top News|Comments Off on Anti-Money Laundering – Commission Recommendations for Better Enforcement
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