The UK has rejected EU regulations that require import licenses for art, antiques, books, and other artifacts that are more than 250 years old before they can enter any EU country.
Depending on who you ask, the controversial rule change will either censor vast swaths of artists or provide new avenues for remuneration and legal support.
Wolf Klinz, who first voiced the concern, says that his allegations “were unfortunately not met with serious concern by the President nor the Commissioner responsible, but rather with condescension and dismissal.”
European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has referred the case, which concerns a high-security facility housing art and luxury goods, to the European commissioner of economic and financial affairs.
Artists and paintmakers can breathe a little easier now that the European Union has officially thrown out Sweden’s baffling proposal to ban cadmium pigment from paint.
We all know about NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, but TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership currently being brokered between the United States and European Union, has received some attention in Europe and remarkably little in the US.
Restrictions on photographing or filming copyrighted art, architecture, or other objects in public might get stricter in the European Union.
HONG KONG — As big as the world may be and as connected as it may seem, there are invisible worlds that most of us know nothing about. Take Greece, for example, a country that, aside from its well-documented economic crisis and accompanying five years of straight recession, has been dealing with the consequences of an EU treaty ratified in Dublin in 2003. The Dublin II Treaty says that applications for EU asylum seekers can only be evaluated in the country where migrants enter. Because of geography, this has essentially forced Greece into becoming the main processor of all asylum seekers and political refugees flooding into the European Union in the past decade.