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  European Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The European Union or EU is a supranational organisation of 25 European states.
The term European Community (or Communities) was used for the group of members prior to the establishment of the European Union.
The "European Community" is one of the three pillars of the European Union, being both the most important pillar and the only one to operate primarily through supranational institutions.
www.gogoglo.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/e/eu/european_union.html   (3466 words)

  
 European Affairs [A Publication of the European Institute]
Europeans who virulently opposed the war must now logically support the United States for exactly the same reason: the need, at all costs, to avoid chaos, or the establishment of a new dictatorship in Iraq that could only fan the flames of the "clash of civilizations" that Europe fervently hopes to avoid.
Europeans widely share the diagnosis of President Bush's advisors: the political situation in the Middle East and relations between the Arab world and the West are in a dangerous state.
Europeans are convinced that the peace process between Israel, its Arab neighbors and, especially, the Palestinians is essential for the pacification of the whole region, and are extremely anxious that it succeed.
www.europeanaffairs.org /current_issue/2003_fall/2003_fall_66.php4   (2274 words)

  
 ILAB - Foreign Labor Trends - European Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The European Council, which represents the governments of the member states, and the European Commission, which is the executive and the body maintaining the right to initiate legislation, have identified employment and social affairs as prominent issues for the EU’s internal agenda in the near future.
Unions within the EU face the challenge of operating at the supranational level, in an effort to influence common EU social and economic policy directly affecting their interests.
The European notion of social exclusion is defined as a person’s inability to participate fully in the life of his country or the EU because of poverty, lack of education, disability, age, race, gender, or nationality, among others.
www.dol.gov /ILAB/media/reports/flt/european-union-2003.htm   (9644 words)

  
 European Affairs [A Publication of the European Institute]
A strong European Union composed of 27 countries, all of them members of the euro and the Schengen zone, would almost be bound to feel the need for further institutional revision.
European Union, or at least of the euro zone, in international institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and the G8 grouping of leading, advanced democracies.
European civic education should therefore be considered in schools from Portugal to Estonia, because the citizens of tomorrow need to know the nature of the political entity in which they live.
www.europeanaffairs.org /current_issue/2005_summer/2005_summer_05.php4   (4050 words)

  
 EUROPEAN UNION: The French Referendum - Council on Foreign Relations
France is one of the original founders of the European Economic Community, the European Union's precursor, and leaders of both of France's major parties back the constitution.
However, to prevent more populous countries from exercising too much power in votes decided by simple majority, the constitution requires that a "qualified majority" of 55 percent of the member states and 65 percent of the EU population approve a policy before it can become law.
The purpose of this position, according to the European Union's website, is to "give the EU a higher profile in the world and a single human face to represent it in international relations." The post is not meant to supplant, but to work with, individual members' foreign ministers.
www.cfr.org /publication/8137/european_union.html   (1817 words)

  
 NTU Info Centre: European Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The European Union or EU is a supranational organisation of European countries, which currently has 25 member states.
On 29 October 2004, European heads of state signed a treaty establishing the first constitution for the European Union, which is currently awaiting ratification by individual member states.
While the per-capita GDP of the European Union is high compared to the world average, it's lower than that of the United States, which had a per-capita GDP of USD 38,031 in 2004.
www.nowtryus.net /article:EU   (3807 words)

  
 European Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The European Union or EU is an intergovernmental and supranational organisation of European countries, which currently has 25 member states.
The European Union has 25 member states, an area of 3,892,685 km² and approximately 460 million EU citizens as of December 2004.
Were it a country, it would be the seventh largest in the world by area and the third largest by population after China and India.
european-union.iqnaut.net   (4152 words)

  
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Countries with rapidly growing high-tech industries such as Hungary, and to a lesser degree the Baltic states and other countries bordering the European Union, should reap the benefits of growing productive efficiency.
The south-east European transition economies, however, have not benefited much from growth in the high-tech sectors, but this region can also expect relatively high growth rates, at least in the short run, thanks to the more favourable external environment which should support a strengthening of the recovery.
Some of the countries that in recent years have experienced economic downturns or a deceleration of growth, anticipate a strengthening of GDP growth in 2001.
www.unece.org /press/gen28e.doc   (1411 words)

  
 IFEX ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In letters to the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, and to the President of the European Parliament Josep Borrell, the groups say that over the last 10 years more than 1,000 journalists and media staff have been killed, yet in only a handful of cases have suspects been brought to trial.
The protesters are urging the European Union to join a campaign to expose the lack of political will to back proper investigation of media killings.
Noting that the problem also affects countries bordering on the European Union, and many others with whom the European Union has treaty arrangements, the groups says European Union leaders must use their influence to more directly defend the core European values of justice and freedom.
www.ifex.org /en/content/view/full/72412   (403 words)

  
 AsiaMedia :: Justice for journalists
Christopher Warren, IFJ president, has sent a letter to the president of the European Commission in order to call on the Commission members to use their influence individually and collectively, to expose and combat the scandal of impunity in the killing of journalists and media staff.
In his letter to the European Commission Mr Warren wrote: "We ask you to consider that in many countries bordering on the European Union, and many beyond with whom the European Union has treaty arrangements, there continues to be willful disregard of the need for proper reporting and investigation into cases of media deaths.
It is believed that the practice of accusing journalists of being in violation of insult and criminal defamation laws has had a drastic impact on press freedom and the well-being of journalists around the world, who often pay in jail time for addressing corruption and state-sponsored crime or for criticising their governments.
www.asiamedia.ucla.edu /article.asp?parentid=41217   (1335 words)

  
 EPA-International Best Practices & Innovations-Waste
Founded in 1971, COST is an intergovernmental framework for European Co-operation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research, allowing the co-ordination of nationally funded research on a European level.
This European Environment Agency report of 10 best case studies is a catalog of successful examples of waste minimization, recycling and cleaner technology.
The European Topic Centre on Waste and Material Flows, a topic center of the European Environment Agency, contributes to EEA publications and prepares a number of stand-alone technical and topic reports with special focus on waste and material flows.
www.epa.gov /innovation/international/waste.htm   (2004 words)

  
 EPA-International Best Practices & Innovations-Water
The European Water Association (EWA) is an independent non-governmental and non-profit organization dealing with the management and improvement of the water environment.
In response to a 2003 European Commission Water Framework Directive (which stipulated, "Member States shall take account of the principle of recovery of the costs of water services, including environmental and resource costs") a working group was established to more clearly define “environmental and resource costs”.
The European Environment Agency and its Topic Centre on Inland Waters undertook a multi-part assessment of the sustainable use of water in Europe.
www.epa.gov /innovation/international/water.htm   (3098 words)

  
 ERPIC - European Rim Policy and Investment Council
On the 1st of May 2004, the European Union welcomed 10 new member states, the largest enlargement in its history.
Stretching from St. Petersburg to Port Said, the European Rim region encompasses the EU candidate countries of Eastern Europe, the agricultural heartland of Ukraine and Moldova, the immense oil deposits of the Caspian Sea and the Middle East.
The European Union’s agenda for the next few years will be dominated by the implementation of a truly Common Foreign and Security Policy, defence and trade issues.
www.erpic.org   (815 words)

  
 Articles:Listing Slovakia
JUST ONE day after Health Minister Rudolf Zajac appealed to the country's smokers to quit their bad habit, the cabinet approved a new law to better shield non-smokers from Slovakia's smoking population, estimated to be 34 percent strong.
The new non-smokers' protection law updates the country's legislation, which was approved for the fist time in 1997 but was difficult to enforce, according to the Health Ministry.
Education Minister Martin Fronc objected to the smoking ban at dormitories and universities, and Labour Minister Ludovit Kanik rejected the proposal that the smoking and non-smoking areas at restaurants be separated by walls.
www.tobacco.org /articles/country/slovakia   (1477 words)

  
 Ukrainian Collections: Overviews of the Collections (European Reading Room, Library of Congress)
Ukraine, as a central Slavic country, plays a significant role in the development not only of its own language, but in that of other Slavic languages spoken in neighboring or nearby countries: Russian, Belarussian, Polish, Slovak, Czech, and even Serbo-Croatian.
During his tenure as Chief of the Slavic and Central European Division of the Library from 1953 to 1971 -- and later as Honorary Consultant to the Division -- he demonstrated a sound, apolitical, and scholarly approach to the Slavic world.
Although his chief European interest was France, Jefferson collected works from or about other European countries.
www.loc.gov /rr/european/coll/ukra.html   (2774 words)

  
 EU news: An Independent View from European Voice
THE European Commission is poised to reject all future applications for national subsidies to airlines, urging struggling carriers to form alliances or restructure to cope with mounting competition.
BALKAN countries bordering the Serbian conflict zone have warmly welcomed German proposals for a stability pact for south eastern Europe.
The European Policy Centre has sent out an invitation to a series of breakfast meetings in May. The final meeting on 20 May is somewhat unfortunately entitled: The Remaining Priorities for this Commission, with a speech by Jim Cloos, Santer's chief of staff.
www.europeanvoice.com /archive/issue.asp?id=164   (1592 words)

  
 EUROPA - Environment - LIFE- Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
LIFE, the Financial Instrument for the Environment, introduced in 1992, is one of the spearheads of the European Union's environmental policy.
This component of the programme supports the development of environmental management capacities, both for our administrative partners outside the Union and for companies and NGOs in those countries.
LIFE is open to all EU countries, some candidate countries (currently Romania) and some third countries bordering the Mediterranean and the Baltic Sea.
ec.europa.eu /environment/life/home.htm   (303 words)

  
 Slovakia joins EU tobacco lawsuit
The decision by the Slovak cabinet to join the European Union alliance was motivated by "the alleged involvement in cigarette smuggling and money laundering" on the part of RJ Reynolds and Japan Tobacco, Mikulás
The Finance Ministry hopes for a greater chance to succeed by joining other countries of the European Union than by fighting its battle alone.
The prosecution maintains that RJ Reynolds and Japan Tobacco knowingly supplied an excess of goods to countries bordering the European Union, where excise taxes comprise 80 percent of the retail price of cigarettes, thus aiding and abetting the smuggling trade.
www.tobacco.org /news/209077.html   (199 words)

  
 Planet Ark - EU ministers back "European motorways of the sea"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The final declaration from the conference pledged to create "European motorways of the sea", which officials said would link the Baltic Sea with Europe's Atlantic coast, the western Mediterranean and the Adriatic.
But, she said, several countries had expressed concerns over border security, particularly ahead of the planned expansion of the Union in 2004, given rising public awareness over illegal immigration to the bloc and fears of terrorist attacks.
Host Spain pushed for the Union to promote a combination of shipping and rail to transport goods in the EU, but the final declaration simply stressed the need to improve infrastructure links between ports and road and rail networks.
www.planetark.org /avantgo/dailynewsstory.cfm?newsid=16229   (443 words)

  
 The Moravian Gallery in Brno - Transkultura: akt1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The project for the Atrium exhibition space in the Pražák Palace in Moravian Gallery in Brno is the first part of a project related to a journey visiting countries bordering the European Union.
Travelling and meetings with people in each country resulted in a decision to invite 5 individuals to Brno for the duration of the exhibition.
This idea was motivated by the possibility to provide for the guests a cultural and subjective experience, which normally restrictions of movement, economical conditions or other obstacles would make difficult or impossible.
www.moravska-galerie.cz /en/exhibitions/transkultura-akt1   (411 words)

  
 PULMANweb - Public Libraries Mobilising Advanced Networks
The proposal to extend the PULMAN Network to countries bordering the European Union and its candidate states was favourably evaluated under the 8th Call of IST FP5.
The new countries represented in the Network include Russia and Turkey (as partners) and a number of other countries represented by Country Co-ordinators (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Yugoslavia and Ukraine).
With the extension, the PULMAN Network is strategically placed to stimulate and promote best practice in digital services and practices of public libraries and cultural organisations at the local and regional level throughout Europe and in neighbouring countries.
www.pulmanweb.org /about/aboutpulmanxt.htm   (379 words)

  
 CNN Transcript - CNN International Inside Asia: Britain Haven of Choice for Chinese Migrants - June 24, 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Illegal immigrants often gamble with their lives when they abandon their own country for another.
From there, lorries take them to countries bordering the European Union, usually Poland or the Czech Republican where the EU's open borders make it easy to reach the channel.
So as I say, countries in Europe are passing the buck.
transcripts.cnn.com /TRANSCRIPTS/0006/24/i_ia.01.html   (491 words)

  
 Scoop: Action on Scandal of Impunity Over Media Killings
Participants at a global free _expression conference organised in Brussels by the International Freedom of _Expression Exchange (IFEX) Clearing House held a demonstration outside the Council of the European Union calling for an end to impunity and "justice for journalists."
Even in countries where democratic countries have responsibility - in Iraq, for instance, where there have been a number of media killings at the hands of United States soldiers which have not been properly investigated – we see impunity at work," they write.
Libyan Justice: UN Concerned That Court Neglects Scientific Evidence In Bizarre Aids Conspiracy Case - United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced his deep concern at the death sentence imposed by a Libyan court on five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor for the alleged intentional transmission of HIV/AIDS to hundreds of children.
www.scoop.co.nz /stories/WO0602/S00406.htm   (670 words)

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