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Earl Gregg Swem Library

European Union Referendum Bill

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP14-55.pdf

Report prepared for the Parliament on the issue of whether England should leave the Union plus rules for the conduct of a referendum in the UK.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/55

 

Eurostat Regional Yearbook 2014

Categories: Environment,European Union,Statistics,Urban Issues

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-HA-14-001/EN/KS-HA-14-001-EN.PDF

An overview of official statistics for regions within European countries; includes the most recent data plus an analysis of changes over a period of 5 to 10 years.  Also features focus chapters on environment, land use, cities, and regional competitiveness.  From Eurostat

 

International Comparisons of Infant Mortality and Related Factors: United States and Europe: 2010

Categories: Births/Deaths,European Union,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr63/nvsr63_05.pdf

Investigates the reasons for the U.S.’s high infant mortality rate when compared with European countries.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

The EU in the World 2014: A Statistical Portrait

Categories: European Union,Statistics

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-EX-14-001/EN/KS-EX-14-001-EN.PDF

Statistics on the 28 countries of the European Union with chapters on population, education, health, labour, economy, foreign trade, transportation, the environment, and energy.  From Eurostat

 

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

 

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