Constitutional Crisis in Poland

Constitutional Crisis in Poland

By: Steven Simmons.

A constitutional crisis is continuing to unfold in Poland. In late 2016, the Polish nationalist right-wing government succeeded in packing Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal, an important check on legislative and executive power in Poland, capping a year-long campaign where the court overturned numerous laws as unconstitutional.

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Wallonia and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

Wallonia and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

By Steve Simmons.

Last fall, the European Union and Canada signed the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. However, the agreement almost didn't get signed, because of opposition by Wallonia, a region located in southern Belgium. Today's post discusses how the Walloons were almost able to veto major legislation and what it means for future EU legislation.

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The Shadowy Connection Between Money Laundering and Terrorism

The Shadowy Connection Between Money Laundering and Terrorism

By: Jack Sklarski

Few people realize the growing connection between money laundering and terrorism. With terrorist organizations relying more and more on money laundering to finance their operations, the fight against terrorism must include anti-money laundering regulation. This blog looks at what the US and EU are doing to combat money laundering and how the international community can join forces in cooperation. 

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