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14 December 2006, 13:28 CET Questions and Answers on the European Union's new Chemicals policy, REACH REACH EU chemicals policy - Q&A
27 October 2006, 12:30 CET RoHS is the acronym for Restriction of Hazardous Substances, the European Union (EU) directive (Directive 2002/95/EC) which bans new electrical and electronic e... Restriction of Hazardous Substances EU Directive
12 October 2006, 16:01 CET The issue of demographic ageing is not confined to older workers and pensioners. Europe's population structure is changing. Demographic ageing affects the whole... Meeting the challenge of ageing
20 September 2006, 22:11 CET The Community Trade Mark and the Community Design both grant their proprietors a uniform right valid in all Member States of the European Union by means of one ... European Community Trademark
20 September 2006, 22:11 CET We have assembled a group of business leaders worldwide to share their knowledge. These panellists are independent contributors to our reader comments, in their... Experts
20 September 2006, 22:38 CET The worldwide database enables you to search for information about published patent applications from over 72 different countries and regions. Worldwide patent database
20 September 2006, 22:20 CET Free access to more than 50 million patent documents from all over the world representing technical developments from 1836 to today. Guide to esp@cenet
28 August 2006, 13:56 CET The EU cooperates with Ukraine in the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy and its eastern regional dimension, the Eastern Partnership. The key goal i... Ukraine country profile
28 August 2006, 14:49 CET The United Kingdom consists of England, Wales, Scotland (who together make up Great Britain) and Northern Ireland. Great Britain entered the European Community ... United Kingdom country profile
28 August 2006, 14:41 CET Located at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, Turkey has a rich cultural and ethnic diversity. Turkey is a candidate country for membership of the European... Turkey country profile
28 August 2006, 14:31 CET Switzerland is the EU’s closest neighbour, not only geographically, but also culturally and economically. It is its second trading partner (services included)... Switzerland country profile
28 August 2006, 13:22 CET Sweden has the largest population of the Nordic countries. The Kingdom of Sweden has been a member of the European Union since 1995. Sweden country profile
28 August 2006, 13:43 CET Spain is a constitutional monarchy, with a hereditary monarch and a bicameral parliament. The Kingdom of Spain has been a member state of the European Union sin... Spain country profile
28 August 2006, 12:31 CET Serbia is a potential candidate country for the European Union. Following the independence of Montenegro, since 5 June 2006 the Republic of Serbia has been the ... Serbia country profile
28 August 2006, 13:21 CET Previously one of Yugoslavia's six constituent republics, present-day Slovenia became independent in 1991 as Yugoslavia fell apart. The Republic of Slovenia bec... Slovenia country profile
28 August 2006, 13:14 CET Slovakia became an independent state in January 1993 after Czechoslovakia split into its two constituent parts. The Slovak Republic became a member state of the... Slovakia country profile
28 August 2006, 12:53 CET Russia is the EU's largest neighbour, brought even closer to the EU by the 2004 enlargement. It is still struggling to establish a modern market economy and ach... Russia country guide
28 August 2006, 12:40 CET Romania, in southeast Europe, is mountainous in the north while the main feature in the south is the vast Danube valley. Romania became a member state of the Eu... Romania country profile
28 August 2006, 12:29 CET Portugal, a country with a rich history of seafaring and discovery, looks out from the Iberian Peninsula onto the Atlantic Ocean. Portugal became a member of th... Portugal country profile
28 August 2006, 12:20 CET The formerly communist Poland became a member of the European Union on 1 May 2004. Poland country profile