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U.S. Decision to Cease Implementing the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Categories: Arms Control,European Union,Headlines,Iran,Nuclear Arms,Treaties

https://www.everycrsreport.com/files/20180509_R44942_cc7e7c0820a7cae76cf8345f8d55bc9f1a5e9bfd.pdf

Analyzes the U.S. pullout from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action treaty with Iran, the reasons given by the president, and the potential implications including the willingness of other nations to engage in treaty negotiations with the U.S.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by EveryCRSReport.com

 

A Multi-Dimensional Approach to Disinformation: Final Report of the Independent High-level Group on Fake News and Online Disinformation

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,European Union,Laws/Regulations,Propaganda,Telecommunications/Internet

http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/dae/document.cfm?doc_id=50271

Examines the concept and various forms of disinformation, describes its harm, and proposes a five part approach to solving the problem short of imposing censorship.  From the European Commission

 

The Year in Trade 2016: Operation of the Trade Agreements Program

Categories: Brazil,Canada,China,Cuba,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Japan,Laws/Regulations,Mexico,Treaties

https://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4711.pdf

Covers activities of the past year related to U.S. trade policies, agreements, and trade laws. Includes information about World Trade Organization dispute settlement decisions, antidumping and intellectual property rights infringement cases, and bilateral trade issues with major U.S. trading partners—the European Union, China, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Brazil.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

The 2017 French Parliamentary Elections

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,European Union,France,Great Britain

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-8015/CBP-8015.pdf

British view of the results of the National Assembly elections, how these work and the functioning of the party system in the Assembly, and the challenges for President Macron’s government.  House of Commons Briefing Paper 8015.

 

Brexit: Red Lines and Starting Principles

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Headlines,Treaties

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7938/CBP-7938.pdf

Summarizes the starting points of the UK and EU institutions at the beginning of the Article 50 process by which Britain proposes to leave the European Union.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 7938

 

Iran Policy and the European Union

Categories: Arms Control,European Union,Iran,Nuclear Arms,Nuclear Energy,Treaties

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/IN10656.pdf

Observations on current U.S. and European Union attitudes toward the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran regarding development of nuclear capabilities.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Migration Statistics

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN06077/SN06077.pdf

Summarizes the recent history of migration to and from the United Kingdom, covers the reasons people come to the UK and the countries from which they come, and includes a section on migration in other European Union countries.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number SN06077

 

Health at a Glance: Europe 2016: State of Health in the EU Cycle

Categories: European Union,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/docserver/download/8116231e.pdf?expires=1480352566&id=id&accname=guest&checksum=4783CBB71EBAA80EFDBE94334D3EFDFB

Argues that more needs to be done to reduce inequalities in access to and quality of health services in Europe.  Includes sections on the labor market impacts of ill-health, strengthening primary care systems, health status, health expenditures, access to care, quality of care, and sustainability of health systems.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the European Commission

 

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