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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

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

Information on the background, negotiation process, and controversial points of the proposed European Union-U.S. free trade agreement. House of Commons Briefing Paper 06688


Greek Debt Crisis: Background and Developments in 2015

Categories: European Union,Financial Crisis/Markets,Great Britain,Greece

This briefing provides background to and analysis of developments in the Greek debt crisis, including an overview of the origins of the crisis, a review of latest developments, and examines what would happen if Greece left the Eurozone. House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 7114


Syrian Refugees and the UK

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Immigration/Migration,Syria

Announces the British government’s revised policy toward Syrian refugees, the plans to accept up to 20,000 refugees, but the restrictions on which refugees will be eligible. Also announces refusal to participate in relocation schemes being developed by the European Union. House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 06805


The Greek Debt Crisis: Overview and Implications for the United States

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

Describes the budgetary and economic problems in Greece, and the implications of the crisis for European unity and U.S. economic and political relations.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Economic Crisis in Greece

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

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

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

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

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


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