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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Economic Crisis in Greece

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Financial Crisis/Markets,Greece

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/IN10295.pdf

Brief report on the background causes and current situation with regard to Greece’s economic crisis.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The European Parliament: Organization and Operation

Categories: European Union

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/fiches_techniques/2013/010303/04A_FT%282013%29010303_EN.pdf

Brief fact sheet which covers legal basis, membership, organization, and more.  From the European Parliament Think Tank

 

2014 European Elections: Profile of Voters and Non-Voters in Each EU Member State

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,European Union

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2015/558344/EPRS_STU(2015)558344_EN.pdf

Reports that the rate of participation in European elections in May 2014 was 42%.  This report examines the reasons people gave for voting or not voting by country.  Reasons for participation or non-participation include attitudes and opinions regarding the European Union.  Large, slow-loading file.  From the European Parliament

 

The State of Nature in the European Union: Report on the Status of and Trends for Habitat Types and Species Covered by the Birds and Habitats Directive for the 2007-2012 Period ….

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Environment,European Union,Natural Resources

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52015DC0219&from=EN

Provides the most comprehensive picture to date on the state of nature in the European Union.  Birds are faring better than other species. From the European Commission

 

The Rights of LGBTI People in the European Union

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,European Union,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/EPRS/EPRS-Briefing-557011-Rights-LGBTI-people-EU-FINAL.pdf

Describes how the European Union legal system provides limited protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons in the area of human rights and antidiscrimination, but not in such areas as recognition of marriage or family status.  From the European Parliamentary Research Service

 

Commission Staff Working Document: A Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe: Analysis and Evidence

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Telecommunications/Internet

http://ec.europa.eu/priorities/digital-single-market/docs/dsm-swd_en.pdf

Sections on policy context, online access to goods and services across Europe, conditions for digital networks and services to develop, and investing in the digital single market.  From the European Commission

 

 

A Digital Single Market for Europe: Commission Sets Out 16 Initiatives to Make it Happen

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Telecommunications/Internet

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-4919_en.htm?locale=en

Press release which describes 16 initiatives to bring about a single market where 28 national markets now exist.  From the European Commission

 

European Fighters in Syria and Iraq: Assessments, Responses, and Issues for the United States

Categories: Arab,European Union,Homeland Security,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44003.pdf

Discusses the concerns about U.S. and European citizens who join terrorist fighting groups in the Middle East, the magnitude of the problem, and what European governments, in cooperation with the U.S., are doing to enhance national security.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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