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- One currency for one Europe - The road to the euro — 20 March 2007, 18:49 CET
History was made on 1 January 1999 when 11 European Union countries created a monetary union with a single currency, the euro. Euro banknotes and coins entered circulation on 1 January 2002. But the history of Europe's common currency has been a long time in the making and can be charted back to the origins of the European Union itself. Fifty years after the Treaty of Rome laid the foundations of today's EU, the euro is the biggest and most visible success story in the process of European integration.
- Renewable energy technologies — 13 March 2007, 23:48 CET
This brochure provides an overview of research and development in the field of renewable energy, describing the current state of the art and the results achieved in EU-funded research projects under the Thematic Programme 'Sustainable Energy Systems' of the 6th Framework Programme 2002-2006. The projects, which have been compiled into four research areas - photovoltaics, biomass, other renewable energy sources and connection to the grid and socio-economic tools and concepts for energy strategy - are summarised giving the scientific and technical objectives and achievements of each, plus contact details for the participating organisations.
- Preparing against a pandemic in the EU — 22 February 2007, 16:36 CET
A report prepared for the European Commission by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and published today, concludes that the EU and its Member States have made major progress in preparing against an influenza pandemic - but they still have at least two more years of work to do. Additional efforts need to be made in areas such as: consistency of planning across all government departments; implementation at local level; co-ordination at European level; research on influenza; and response to seasonal influenza. The report has been prepared with information and input from 25 EU Member States plus Iceland and Norway. A further progress report is planned for late 2007.
- Fourth European Working Conditions Survey — 22 February 2007, 00:40 CET
EU policymakers recognise that improving working conditions is crucial to achieving a better quality of work, greater productivity and increased employment – the Lisbon objectives. In this context, the Foundation’s European Working Conditions Surveys, conducted every five years, have been providing a valuable insight into key aspects of work since 1990. This report analyses the findings of the fourth European Working Conditions Survey, carried out in autumn 2005 across 31 countries, including the 27 EU Member States. Based on workers’ responses, it paints a broad and varied picture of the physical, intellectual and psychological dimensions of work and its impact on personal fulfilment and work-life balance.
- Energy research in 7th framework programme — 22 February 2007, 00:34 CET
As described in the Commission's Green Paper on a European strategy for sustainable, competitive and secure energy , Europe has entered into a new energy era. The energy landscape of the 21st century is one in which the world’s economic regions are dependent on each other for ensuring energy security and stable economic conditions, and for ensuring effective action against climate change.
- Eurostat yearbook 2006-07 — 20 February 2007, 19:55 CET
Europe in figures — Eurostat yearbook 2006-07 — presents a comprehensive selection of statistical data on the European Union, its Member States and candidate countries. Most data cover the period 1995–2005 and some data include other countries such as the USA and Japan. With almost 400 statistical tables, graphs and maps, the yearbook treats areas such as population, education, health, living conditions and welfare, the labour market, the economy, international trade, industry and services, science and technology, the environment, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, and European regions. This edition’s spotlight chapter deals with energy statistics.
- EU competition policy and the consumer — 22 January 2007, 21:47 CET
This brochure provides information on the European Union’s work and legislation concerning cartels and competition. It also contains practical advice on what consumers can do if they suspect restrictions in competition in a specific area.
- European Charter for Small Enterprises — 22 January 2007, 21:45 CET
This publication aims to disseminate good practice and encourage an exchange of experiences in Europe. The 40 good practice cases presented provide a sample of the different successful ways in which public administrations support Europe's small and medium-sized enterprises. The cases were selected as part of the exchange of good practice in the context of the European Charter for Small Enterprises.
- European guidelines for quality assurance in breast cancer screening and diagnosis — 22 January 2007, 21:41 CET
The fourth edition of this bestseller has been developed with input from over 200 professionals from 23 countries. New issues include digital mammography and advice for specialist breast units.
- Expert forecast on emerging physical risks related to occupational safety and health — 22 January 2007, 20:23 CET
The report presents the results of the expert forecast complemented by a literature review. These results should provide a basis for debate and reflection between policy-makers at various level for setting research and action priorities.
- Fusion research — 22 January 2007, 20:15 CET
This booklet and CD-ROM describe fusion energy research and how it is coordinated and managed in Europe. The next generation fusion experiment, ITER, should pave the way in the second half of the 21st century for fusion to provide a significant contribution to the world's energy production.
- Gold Plating — 22 January 2007, 20:12 CET
The Federation of Small Businesses, in association with the Foreign Policy Centre, has published a report into the practice of 'gold plating' EU regulations.
- OECD Labour Force Statistics: 1985 - 2005, 2006 Edition — 22 January 2007, 20:10 CET
This annual publication provides detailed statistics on population, labour force, employment and unemployment, broken down by gender, as well as unemployment duration, employment status, employment by sector of activity and part-time employment.
- Court of Justice annual report 2005 — 22 January 2007, 20:06 CET
Synopsis of the work of the Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance of the European Communities
- EU cattle populations — 22 January 2007, 20:03 CET
EU cattle populations in December 2005 and production forecasts for 2006. The December 2005 cattle surveys in the EU-25 show that the cattle population continued to fall slowly. Total numbers of cattle were lower (-0.7%) than in December 2004. The price of cattle remains relatively high.
- Quality of bathing water — 22 January 2007, 19:59 CET
2005 bathing season : summary report
- Economic survey of the Euro Area 2007 — 22 January 2007, 19:36 CET
Monetary policy is responding to inflation pressures. The ECB should continue to refine its communication strategy in order to enhance clarity. The recovery creates a golden opportunity to get fiscal policy back on track. Member states need to make greater efforts to achieve budget balance and pay down debt. The OECD assessment and recommendations on the main economic challenges faced by the Euro Area. An Economic Survey is published every 1½-2 years for each OECD country.
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- Libcast’s Online Video Platform in the limelight at BETT 2015 — 28 January 2015, 16:17 CET
Libcast of France will be showcasing its Online Video Platform at BETT 2015 in London, in January. The specialist company’s innovative and versatile solution enables users to host, manage and broadcast lectures live or in streaming mode. With 200,000 users, Libcast’s technology has already been chosen by many universities and schools, including leading colleges in France and Norway.