European Union

Co-Regulating the Platform Economy

To regulate the digital economy, regulators must cooperate with platform firms, says scholar.

Discretion and Judicial Review in European Environmental Law

Balancing the discretion afforded to multinational and domestic authorities presents special challenges to judges in ensuring effective application of European Union environmental law.

Regaining Control After Brexit While Maintaining Membership in the WTO

If Britain has to reapply for WTO membership after Brexit, the process could take years and result in disruption to world trade.

Hard Brexit Makes Hard Law for EU Financial Services Regulation

A hard Brexit may require an overhaul of the EU’s rules governing its relationship with non-member states.

Evaluating Germany’s Success in Regulating High-Frequency Trading

Scholar argues that ambitious German regulation on computer trades, although imperfect, is beneficial.

Regulating Earthquakes

In an effort to reduce seismic activity, the Netherlands recently limited natural gas production.

Regulating Weight in the Fashion Industry

European countries have taken varied approaches to curtailing use of too-thin models—will the U.S. take action, too?

Cleaner Clothes Coming to Europe

A recent European Union regulation bans dangerous chemicals in imported apparel.

What Should Regulators Do About Pilot Depression?

A French agency’s report on the Germanwings accident reassesses the balance between medical privacy and public safety.

The Potential Emergence of a Transatlantic Regulatory Partnership

The success of a regulatory partnership between the U.S. and EU depends on its design.

The Tremor, Quake, and Aftershock of EU Privacy Norms

Could the European Union’s privacy standard become the global norm?

Price Manipulation Charges Trigger Expanded Investigation into Precious Metals Trading

Regulators around the world investigate allegations that some banks artificially adjust precious metals prices.