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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Trade Barriers that U.S. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Perceive as Affecting Exports to the European Union

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4455.pdf

Cites problems related to standards, trade secrets, patenting costs, and logistics as major barriers for small and medium-sized companies for trading in the European market.  From the investigation of the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

Statement by the President on Ukraine, March 17, 2014

Categories: Asia,European Union,Russia

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/17/statement-president-ukraine

Announces new sanctions against Russia as a result of the intrusion into Crimea.  From the White House

 

Ukraine, Crimea, and Russia

Categories: Asia,European Union,Great Britain,Headlines,History,Laws/Regulations,Russia

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP14-16.pdf

Looks at the historical and economic background to the crisis in the Ukraine and examines claims that the actions by Crimea, which has declared independence from the Ukraine, are compatible with international law.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/16.

 

Responsible Sourcing of Minerals Originating in Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas: Towards an Integrated EU Approach

Categories: Africa,Civil/Human Rights,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Geology/Mining,Laws/Regulations

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-14-157_en.htm?locale=en

Describes the European Union proposal for breaking the link between minerals trade and the financing of armed conflicts through a system of self-certification for importers of minerals.  From the European Commission

 

 

Questions and Answers: What has the EU Done for Women? 50 Years of EU Action on Gender Equality for One Continent

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,European Union,Income/Poverty,Women

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-14-156_en.htm?locale=en

Poses a series of questions and then answers them.  Questions include what the EU treaties say about gender equality, what has been done about maternity and parental leave, what about the gender pay gap, and glass ceiling issues.  From the European Commission

 

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Negotiations

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43387.pdf

Reviews the progress made since announcement of the plans to negotiate a U.S.-EU free trade agreement in February 2013, and the controversial issues that remain to be settled.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

EU – U.S. Economic Ties: Framework, Scope, and Magnitude

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL30608.pdf

Discusses the magnitude of current economic ties between the U.S. and the European Union and the prospects of closer ties through approval of a proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Violence Against Women: An EU-Wide Survey: Results at a Glance

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,European Union,Headlines,Sex Issues,Statistics,Women

http://fra.europa.eu/sites/default/files/fra-2014-vaw-survey-at-a-glance_en_0.pdf

Presents key findings of the survey of violence against women in the European Union.  From the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

 

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