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Brexit: Trade Aspects

Categories: European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Great Britain,Treaties

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7694/CBP-7694.pdf

Considers three possible trade options for Great Britain in the non-EU future: membership in the European Economic Area, a free trade agreement with European countries, or trading under World Trade Organization rules.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 7694

 

The EU in the World: 2016 edition

Categories: European Union,Statistics

http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/3217494/7589036/KS-EX-16-001-EN-N.pdf/bcacb30c-0be9-4c2e-a06d-4b1daead493e

Provides a  selection of statistical indicators on the members of the European Union and compares them with the 15 non-EU  members of the Group of 20.  From Eurostat

(European Union     statistics)

State Aid: Ireland Gave Illegal Tax Benefits to Apple Worth 13 Billion Euros

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Headlines,Taxes

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-16-2923_en.htm

Press release which charges that Ireland provided tax benefits to Apple which violated state aid rules of the European Union.  Charges that the Irish tax treatment allowed Apple to link most profits earned in the EU to a head office in Ireland which existed only on paper and reduced their tax rate to 0.005% by 2014.  The ruling seeks recovery of the unpaid taxes from 2003 to 2014.  From the European Commission

 

 

Regulation of Drones

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/regulation-of-drones/regulation-of-drones.pdf

Surveys the rules that apply to the operation of civilian drones in thirteen countries and the European Union including concerns about public safety, privacy, and national security. From the Law Library of Congress

 

Brexit: Some Legal and Constitutional Issues and Alternatives to EU Membership

Categories: European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Great Britain

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7214/CBP-7214.pdf

Considers the process by which the United Kingdom will leave the European Union, related legal and constitutional issues, and such alternatives to EU membership as the European Free Trade Association or a proposed Anglosphere arrangement.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 07214

 

European Union Terrorism Situation and Trend Report 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,European Union,Statistics,Terrorism

https://www.europol.europa.eu/sites/default/files/publications/europol_tesat_2016.pdf

Latest annual report which provides a review of the failed, foiled, and successful terrorist attacks that took place within the European Union during 2015.  Includes chapters on Jihadist, ethno-nationalist and separatist, left-wing and anarchist, and right-wing terrorism, statistical annexes, and a section on new legislation aimed at terrorism prevention in EU countries.  From Europol

 

Brexit: What Happens Next?

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Headlines

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7632/CBP-7632.pdf

Answers a series of questions following the British vote to exit the European Union such as what will happen in the coming months, will immigration be affected, what are the options for Scotland, and will EU law still have effect in the UK?  Also provides links to many related reports.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 07632

 

Refugee Law and Policy

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/refugee-law/index.php?loclr=bloglaw

Describes the law and policy on refugees and other asylum seekers in 22 countries and the European Union.  Includes laws and regulations governing the admission of refugees, processes for handling them, assistance provided to them, requirements for naturalization, and whether policies have been affected by recent emergencies.  From the Law Library of the Library of Congress

 

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