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Earl Gregg Swem Library

EU’s Opposition to the Death Penalty

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,European Union,Laws/Regulations

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/EPRS/EP-answers-EU-s-opposition-to-the-death-penalty-EN.pdf

The death penalty is prohibited by law in all member states of the European Union.  This brief document traces the prohibition against capital punishment to various founding documents of the EU.  From the European Parliamentary Research Service

 

Abortion Legislation in Europe

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,European Union,Laws/Regulations

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/abortion-legislation/abortion-legislation.pdf

Summarizes laws on abortion in selected European countries; shows diverse approaches to the regulation of abortion in Europe.  From the Law Library of Congress

 

U.S.-EU Cooperation on Ukraine and Russia

Categories: East Europe,European Union,Foreign Affairs,Russia

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/IN10129.pdf

Describes increased policy cooperation between the U.S. and the European Union against Russia since the July 2014 downing of a domestic airliner over the Ukraine by Russian-backed separatists. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Minimum Wages in the EU

Categories: European Union,Income/Poverty

http://epthinktank.eu/2015/01/15/minimum-wages-in-the-eu/

Surveys and discusses the status of minimum wages in the European Union countries, including recent developments, the legal status of minimum wages, and a listing of research on the minimum wage in Europe.  From the European Parliamentary Research Service

 

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Environment,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Treaties

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/BRIE/2015/544564/EXPO_BRI%282015%29544564_EN.pdf

Provides a series of links to and summaries of policy papers relating to the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.  The papers cover such issues as impact of the partnership on agriculture, employment, the environment, food safety, and more.  From the European Parliament

 

Shale Gas and EU Energy Security

Categories: Energy,European Union

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/BRIE/2014/542167/EPRS_BRI%282014%29542167_REV1_EN.pdf

This paper addresses the question whether and to what extent shale gas can contribute to European energy security. While some European regions have significant shale resources, issues of public acceptance and environmental impact will make it more expensive to acquire.  From the European Parliamentary Research Service

 

Undocumented Migrant Children in the EU

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,European Union,Immigration/Migration

http://epthinktank.eu/2014/12/17/undocumented-migrant-children-in-the-eu-2/

Surveys the current legal and practical situation of migrant children in countries of the European Union and offers recommendations on “improving the coherence between migration policies and moral issues.”  From the European Parliamentary Research Service

 

Nigeria 2015: Analysis of Election Issues and Future Prospects

Categories: Africa,China,Elections/Campaigns,European Union,Great Britain,India

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/rp15-2.pdf

Surveys the prospects surrounding the presidential and legislative elections of February 2015 and the country’s future.  Also describes Nigeria’s relations with the U.S., the U.K., the EU, China, and India.  House of Commons Research Paper 15/02.

 

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