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Energy Union Package: A Framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,European Union

Calls for an integrated European energy market based around five dimensions to meet the challenge of shifting to a low-carbon economy.  From the European Commission


EU’s Opposition to the Death Penalty

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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