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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Technische Universitat Darmstadt v. Eugen Ulmer

Categories: Copyright/Patents,European Union,Libraries/Museums

http://curia.europa.eu/juris/document/document.jsf?text=&docid=157511&pageIndex=0&doclang=EN&mode=req&dir=&occ=first&part=1&cid=289323

Decision of the European Court of Justice allowing libraries to digitize books in their collections without the consent of the copyright owner in order to make them available for reading on a dedicated computer.  The court also ruled that copyright owners must be compensated if library users want to print or capture the text on storage devices.  From the European Court of Justice

 

Income Inequality Statistics [in the European Union]

Categories: European Union,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/statistics_explained/index.php/Income_inequality_statistics

This article presents data on income inequality, measured by the Gini coefficient, across the 28 countries of the European Union and three EFTA countries.  From EuroStat

 

U.S. – EU Cooperation on Ukraine and Russia

Categories: European Union,Foreign Affairs,Russia,Ukraine

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

 

Briefly reviews the policies adopted by the U.S. and the European Union in response to Russian actions and the crisis in Ukraine.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Home Hours in the United States and Europe

Categories: European Union,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

http://www.frbatlanta.org/documents/pubs/wp/wp1405.pdf

Analyzes trends in at-home time for workers in Europe and the U.S. and the reasons behind those trends.  Finds a decrease in home hours in both Europe and the U.S. and that female time allocation contributes more to the cross-country differences.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

 

Measuring National Well-Being: European Comparisons, 2014

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/dcp171766_363811.pdf

Explores how the United Kingdom is doing in key areas of well-being compared to other countries of the European Union.  From the Office of National Statistics

 

European Parliament Elections 2014

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,European Union

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/rp14-32.pdf

Reports on the outcome of elections for the European Parliament, held in 28 countries of the European Union between 22 and 25 May 2014 and also on trends that emerged from the elections.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/32

 

Preparatory Action: Culture in EU External Relations

Categories: Arts/Humanities,European Union,Foreign Affairs

http://cultureinexternalrelations.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/NC0214601ENE.pdf

Examines how country members of the European Union can use their cultural resources to create a cultural relations strategy to improve relations with other countries.  From the European Commission

 

Research Data Guide

Categories: European Union,Science/Technology

http://www.eui.eu/Research/Library/ResearchGuides/Economics/ResearchDataGuide.aspx

2nd edition of the guide for data management requirements in the European Union.  From the European University Institute

 

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