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The 2017 French Parliamentary Elections

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,European Union,France,Great Britain

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-8015/CBP-8015.pdf

British view of the results of the National Assembly elections, how these work and the functioning of the party system in the Assembly, and the challenges for President Macron’s government.  House of Commons Briefing Paper 8015.

 

Brexit: Red Lines and Starting Principles

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Headlines,Treaties

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7938/CBP-7938.pdf

Summarizes the starting points of the UK and EU institutions at the beginning of the Article 50 process by which Britain proposes to leave the European Union.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 7938

 

Iran Policy and the European Union

Categories: Arms Control,European Union,Iran,Nuclear Arms,Nuclear Energy,Treaties

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/IN10656.pdf

Observations on current U.S. and European Union attitudes toward the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran regarding development of nuclear capabilities.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Migration Statistics

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

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN06077/SN06077.pdf

Summarizes the recent history of migration to and from the United Kingdom, covers the reasons people come to the UK and the countries from which they come, and includes a section on migration in other European Union countries.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number SN06077

 

Health at a Glance: Europe 2016: State of Health in the EU Cycle

Categories: European Union,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/docserver/download/8116231e.pdf?expires=1480352566&id=id&accname=guest&checksum=4783CBB71EBAA80EFDBE94334D3EFDFB

Argues that more needs to be done to reduce inequalities in access to and quality of health services in Europe.  Includes sections on the labor market impacts of ill-health, strengthening primary care systems, health status, health expenditures, access to care, quality of care, and sustainability of health systems.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the European Commission

 

Global Human Settlement Layer

Categories: Environment,European Union,Maps/Geography,United Nations,Urban Issues

http://ghsl.jrc.ec.europa.eu/

New global database which focuses on the spatial distribution of the earth’s population and the development of built-up areas, population, and settlement patterns over the past 40 years.  From the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre

 

Broadband Coverage in Europe 2015

Categories: European Union,Science/Technology,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/dae/document.cfm?doc_id=17842

Examines the progress in 31 European countries of specific broadband coverage objectives and analyzes the availability of nine broadband technologies across each country at national and rural levels.  From Eurostat

 

 

Paris Climate Agreement Ratified

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,European Union,Great Britain,Headlines,Treaties

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7718/CBP-7718.pdf

Passage by the European Parliament of the Paris Climate Agreement brought the number of ratifying countries past the 55 needed for the treaty to come into force.  To date 74 countries with 58% of global emissions have agreed to the terms.  This report offers a British view.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 7718

 

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