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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

A Short Guide to the EU Referendum

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,European Union,Great Britain

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7591/CBP-7591.pdf

Might change if Britain votes to remain, what the impact of withdrawal might be,  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 07591

 

Open Digital Science: Final Study Report

Categories: European Union,Science/Technology

http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/dae/document.cfm?doc_id=16018

Describes new and open practices in science, research and innovation that make extensive use of digital technologies.  Explores whether radically different scientific practices based on digital technologies are emerging, what they consist of, and how they are changing the relation of science and society.  Focuses on six futuristic scenarios to depict impact of new practices.  From the European Commission

 

All European Scientific Articles to be Freely Accessible by 2020

Categories: European Union,Science/Technology

http://english.eu2016.nl/binaries/eu2016-en/documents/press-releases/2016/05/27/all-european-scientific-articles-to-be-freely-accessible-by-2020/press-release-all-european-scientific-articles-to-be-freely.pdf

Press release about outcome of meeting of European Union Competitiveness Council in Brussels in May 2016 that determined that scientific publications on the results of research supported by public funds must be freely accessible to everyone by 2020.  From the European Union

 

Reading List on UK-EU Relations 2013-16: Reform, Renegotiation, Withdrawal

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Treaties

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7220/CBP-7220.pdf

Presents a list of readings including books, journal articles, law blogs, news articles, press releases, official publications and more on the topic.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 07220

 

EU Referendum: The Process of Leaving the EU

Categories: European Union,Great Britain

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7551/CBP-7551.pdf

Looks at some of the issues likely to confront the United Kingdom during a withdrawal process from the European Union.  Covers the withdrawal process, the status of the UK during the process, transitional arrangements, and the future relationship with Europe.  House of Commons Briefing Paper CBP-7551

 

European Union: Prime Ministers’ Speeches and Party Manifestos Since 1970

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Treaties

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/LLN-2016-0015/LLN-2016-0015.pdf

Outlines key statements and speeches made by British Prime Ministers on the question of Britain’s membership in the European Union plus extracts from party political manifestos since 1970.  House of Lords Library Note 2016-0015

 

Fact Sheet: EU-Turkey Agreement

Categories: European Union,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Syria,Turkey

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-16-963_en.htm\

Provides a question and answer format to explain the deal between the European Union and Turkey to end irregular migration of refugees from Syria to Europe and provide incentives for Turkey to house the refugees. From the European Commission

 

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