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Tupe - Law and Practice: An Overview
For UK employers and their advisers, the new TUPE Regulations, (introduced on 6 April 2006), have been eagerly awaited. They have taken the government five years to finalise, following extensive consultation and usher in a new regime to govern the rights of employees on a takeover or merger of the business which employs them. The new TUPE regulations replace regulations introduced 25 years ago and introduce a number of reforms: extending the scope to service provision changes (i.e. contracting-out); clarification of the overall definition of a relevant transfer; determining key issues relating to transfer dismissals and changes to terms and conditions; clearer pensions obligations; strengthened consultation rights; and the widening of the application of TUPE where the transferor is insolvent. This book provides a guide to the changes, first setting them in the context of the existing TUPE protections. It explores the practical issues to which these have given rise and some of the controversies they have created, particularly in relation to the key areas of insolvency and pensions. The book examines the impact of European law on this area as well as looking at trade union action in the UK in this context. It is an ideal guide for employers and their advisers, and an invaluable reference work for economists, policy-makers, and academics and students.

Living and Working in the European Union
Living and Working in the European Union is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book for employees, emigrants, students, business people, retirees, long-stay visitors and anyone planning to spend some time in the enlarged (25 countries) European Union. Written by Joanna Styles, an experienced travel and non-fiction writer, and illustrated by Jim Watson.

The CIS, the EU and Russia: Challenges of Integration
"The CIS, the EU and Russia" focuses on the difficulties facing Russia, Ukraine and Belarus with regard to their integration into both the CIS and the encroaching EU. It analyzes the links between the integration mechanisms of the CIS and EU and the various state policies towards, and the elite interests in, the territory of the former Soviet Union.

Putin's Russia and the Enlarged Europe (Chatham House Papers)
The enlargement of the European Union and NATO requires new relationships with Russia that take account of its greater self-reliance under President Putin but also its continued need for engagement in Europe. There are serious choices to be made on both sides about the obstacles to good relations, and about the policies to enable a form of Russian 'inclusion without membership'. In this authoritative work, which draws on extensive interviews with Russian decision-makers as well as a body of new survey evidence, official sources and recent published debates, the authors examine recent changes in Russia's relations with the EU and NATO and explore the patterns of support for these various orientations among its own elites and public. A final chapter anticipates the issues that will become increasingly prominent, including competition in the 'common neighbourhood' and controversy over the role of values in shaping Russia's future position in Europe.

The EU and Russia
"The core of this book is an authoritative review of the evolution and prospects of relations between the European Union and the Russian Federation, but it may be further recommended for its perceptive analysis of a decade of constitution of orderly rules for the Russian political economy." Michael kaser, St Antony's College, University of Oxford. "Enlargement of the EU to the East opens a new chapter in relations with Russia just as Russia's own situation is evolving more quickly than at any moment since the fall of the Berlin Wall. This timely new book provides an accessible and fresh account of a fascinating subject." Rt Hon, Christopher Patten, EU Commissioner for External Realtions. "The EU and Russia is a substantial and detailed contribution to the debate about the relationship between Russia nd the expanding European Union, a debate which is bound to become more urgent as the two draw closer together over the next decades." Sir Rodric Braithwaite, Senior Advisor to Deutsche bank in London, UK Ambassador to the Russian Federation 1988-1992. The authors of "The EU and Russia are positive about the prospects for partnership but realistic about the difficulties. Their book provides the facts on which the prospects can be assessed and ideas on which the development of the partnership could be based. The core of this book is an authoritative review of the evolution and prospects of relations between the European Union and the Russian Federation, but it may be further recommended for its perceptive analysis of a decade of constitution of orderly rules for the Russian political economy. Michael kaser, St Antony's College, University of Oxford.

Ukraine, the EU and Russia: History, Culture and International Relations
Ukrainians re-emerged on Europe's political map in 1991 after more than two hundred years of direct Russian rule. As there was no 'liberation war' and 'old regime' elites were not exiled or executed, the legacies of the past weigh-down particularly heavily. Political independence is not matched by economic, cultural and psychological independence. This book surveys the Ukrainian-EU relationship in light of the legacies of Russian rule. It examines interrelationships between identities, loyalties and political/cultural orientations, reviews policies, and identifies salient forces and trends.

Security and Defence Policy in the European Union
This major new text by a leading authority on European security provides a full assessment of the historical, political and systemic reasons behind the rise of the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP). The author argues that the key issues involved - the challenges of defining a more balanced partnership between the two sides of the Atlantic and of transforming the EU from a civilian power into a new type of crisis management actor - are the most significant since the creation of NATO and the EU at the end of World War 2.

International Relations and the EU
This text sets out to locate the European Union in the context of International Relations theory and to explore the ways in which the European Union frames and conducts its international relations. Each chapter deals with the three key themes of the volume: the EU as a sub-system of international relations, the EU and the processes of international relations, and the EU as a power. Part I surveys the subject's roots, Part II deals with the institutions and processes of policy formation and Part III looks at the key themes of the study of the EU as an international actor.

Policy-Making in the European Union
In recent years the European Union's membership has increased from 15 to 25 countries, it has adopted the Lisbon strategy for achieving greater economic competitiveness, taken steps towards a more purposive common foreign and defence policy, and significantly increased its efforts to deal with challenges to internal security. The new edition of this highly successful textbook brings the reader up-to-date with the range of core policy challenges facing the European Union and the ways in which they are being addressed. It includes a new chapter which lays out the primary questions of the book against the background of new research and a new chapter on employment policy which covers the major developments in this area.

The Political System of the European Union
Systematically revised and rewritten throughout and updated to cover the impact of EU enlargement, text analyzes the EU as a political system using the methods of comparative political science.

EU Treaties and Legislation
Designed specifically for students, Blackstone's Statutes lead the market in providing a carefully selected, regularly updated, and well sourced collection of legislation for the core subjects and major options offered on the law syllabus. Each title is ideal for use throughout the course and in exams providing the student with: - Unparalleled coverage - Unannotated primary and secondary legislation - Detailed tables of content to aid quick and efficient research - Up-to-date and relevant material Online Resource Centre Updates Web links

EU Law: Text, Cases and Materials
Written by two prominent experts in the field, the fourth edition of the market-leading EU Law: Text, Cases and Materials offers the reader an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the main fields of EU Law, both institutional and substantive. Through the distinctive mix of 50% text and 50% cases and materials, the fully revised and updated fourth edition addresses the significant recent developments in EU legislation, including four new chapters on topics of central importance. The new enlarged format includes a two-colour text design which easily distinguishes between author commentary and cases and materials. Craig and de Burca's EU Law: Text, Cases and Materials is the bestselling EU Law textbook - recommended by many institutions as a core text for LLB courses and trusted by thousands of students to provide an authoritative commentary on EU Law. Accompanied by an Online Resource Centre containing an: - interactive map of Europe with hot-spots on all EU member states, providing factual information on each member country - interactive timeline tracking key dates in EU legal history.

Liability for Products: English Law, French Law, and European Harmonization
The EU has been active in attempting to harmonize the laws of product liability and sale of goods to consumers, with the aim of promoting fair competition, developing the internal market, and protecting consumers. But how do the resulting laws relate to existing national laws of liability and compensation? Is the resulting harmonization genuine or merely formal? Has implementation of the EC directives changed the law, but left claimants and defendants as differently treated as ever in different Member States? This comparative study considers the French and English laws governing all those who may be liable for products: their producers, their suppliers, their users and their regulators. To do so, it examines in each system the private law of tort and contract and aspects of the civil process which are important in determining liability; the administrative law concerning failures to regulate or control product safety; and the liability for products of suppliers of public services, such as water or healthcare. It considers how the substantive criminal offences affecting product safety, whether particular to products or under more general law, relate to civil liability or to compensation. The emerging picture reveals two complex and significantly different patterns of liability for products in the English and French systems, cutting across the traditional boundaries of private law, public law and criminal law. Implementation of the Product Liability Directive and Consumer Guarantees Directive required the insertion into these patterns of new elements, disharmonious with existing wider legal strategies and techniques. This study considers various problems of these directives' implementation in the French and English systems, the main issues of their proper interpretation, and the relationship of the new laws which they create with existing bases of liability. It explains the different significances given to 'fault,' 'negligence' and 'defect' (whether of safety or of contractual conformity); the relationship between judicial institutions and legal procedures in the determination of substantive legal issues; and the different relationships in the two laws studied between public and private, civil and criminal law. It concludes by offering wider comments on legal harmonisation based on the French and English experience in relation to these two directives.

EU Food Law: Protecting Consumers and Health in a Common Market (Modern Studies in European Law)
This is the first comprehensive analysis of the European Union law of food regulation. It details the way in which EU law impacts upon the production and sale of food throughout the Union. It examines the legal protection accorded to the free movement of food within the EU, discussing those circumstances in which Member States may derogate from this principle, in particular where this is done to protect human health or safeguard consumer interests. Chapter four discusses and places in context the international trade law influences on EU food law. Chapter five describes EU responses to recent food safety crises - avian influenza and BSE. The book also deals with issues such as nutrition law and policy, obesity, GMOs, organic food, animal welfare and food naming and labelling. This book offers an account of the historical, political, sociological and jurisprudential context of European Union food law. The author, who is an academic and consultant in this area, translates the legal and scientific complexities of food law into a lucid and compelling narrative. The resulting work will also prove an indispensable guide to the practitioner.

EU Consumer Law and Policy
In many respects the consumer is supposed to be the ultimate beneficiary of the process of market integration in Europe, but the EC Treaty has never included an elaborate recognition of how the EU serves the consumer interest. This highly esteemed book, now in a brand new edition, provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the subject, explaining the evolution of consumer law and policy in the EC in terms of both legislative and judicial activity. The book also situates EC consumer law and policy within its broader social, political and economic context, providing a window to a range of wider issues (and tensions) relating to Community regulatory strategies and their effect on the member states.

Macroeconomics: A European Text (Paperback)
Wolfgang Franz, Centre for European Economics Research and University of Mannheim "This excellent textbook not only brings together macroeconomics and its application to current issues, especially in Europe, it also demonstrates to students how fascinating macroeconomics can be." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Principles of Marketing: European Edition (Pie) (Paperback)
Principles of Marketing takes a practical, managerial approach to marketing. Continuing with tradition, it is rich in topical examples and applications that show the major decisions that marketing managers face in their efforts to balance an organisation’s objectives and resources against needs and opportunities in the global marketplace. The Fourth Edition has changed to reflect marketing’s ever changing challenges. All preview cases, marketing insights and end of chapter cases are revised or completely changed to embrace the growth in e-commerce. In addition, recognising Europe’s internationalism and the growth of globalisation, examples and cases are drawn, not from Europe alone, but from the US, Japan, South-East Asia and Africa. This is suitable for any undergraduate or postgraduate undertaking an introductory course in marketing.

European Business (Amazon, Paperback)
Highlighting the unique aspects of the European business environment, this comprehensive volume focuses upon European integration, especially market integration, and explores how it has affected the strategy and behaviour of businesses with a European presence. In addition to covering topics such as the single European market, the single currency and related policy issues, this detailed volume explores issues that have hitherto not been as widely covered, such as: the European consumer, entrepreneurship, and Europe's relationship with emerging economies such as China. The book considers how European member states relate to, and affect, policy and strategy, and how Europe itself interacts with the rest of the world. The theme of integration is central to the book as Europe, although not without its significant problems, is the deepest and most advanced case of regional integration in the contemporary world and is looked to as a potential role model by regions seeking greater integration themselves. Containing numerous topical case studies which fully place theoretical issues in real world situations, this detailed volume is a valuable resource for students of international business at all levels.

Pharmaceutical Medicine, Biotechnology and European Law (Amazon, Hardcover)
European law has been faced with increasingly complex issues emerging from rapid developments in pharmaceutical medicine and biotechnology. A team of distinguished European legal practitioners and academics reassess the impact of European law on health care and pharmaceutical law. The essays are grouped under four themes: Free movement of goods and persons, competition and intellectual property; European drug regulation; Biotechnology; and Product liability and transnational health care litigation. The book reviews the impact of European law on movement of health care professionals and pharmaceuticals, patent and trademark rights, the Product Liability Directive, laws on product liability and intellectual property claims. It examines recent developments in drug regulation, particularly data protection, abridged applications for marketing authorisations and the European Medicines Evaluation Agency. A compelling analysis is made of the Biotechnology Directive morality clauses. This important study offers a valuable resource for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, legal academics and practitioners alike.

EU Pharmaceutical Regulation: The Politics of Policy-making (European Policy Studies) (Amazon, Hardcover)
This book provides an analysis of European Union pharmaceutical regulation from a policy-making perspective. It focuses on how the conflicting agendas of the pharmaceutical industry, EU member states, and consumer interests are reconciled within the context of serving public health needs within the single market; and also provides a unique perspective on how and why EU pharmaceutical policy is made.

The Future of Investing in Europe's Markets after MiFID (Amazon, Hardcover)
The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) is the biggest change programme Europe's capital markets have ever attempted. It takes all the protection away from Europe's Stock Exchanges and forces investment banks, brokers and dealers to guarantee best execution. The organisational, process and technology changes demanded by the MiFID are massive. In order to understand these challenges, industry commentator Chris Skinner has gathered the views of Europe's leading figures in the MiFID community to discuss its implications. From an introduction from the European Business School and European Commission, through the views of leaders in the key constituencies of MiFID Connect and the MiFID Joint Working Group, through to organisations supporting the markets such as Reuters and SWIFT, this book provides a 360 degree perspective of the world of investing in Europe's markets after the MiFID implementation. Anyone who has anything to do with dealing, trading and investing in European equities and instruments will find this book an essential guide to the markets now and into the future. With this book as their guide, readers will understand: the key MiFID business issues; how to implement the directive; and how it will affect the markets once it comes into force.

The Substantive Law of the EU: The Four Freedoms (Amazon, Paperback)
This book focuses on the substantive law of the EU with regard to the free movement of goods, persons, services, and capital. An introductory chapter outlines the background to EU law in this sphere; the role of free trade theory, the development of economic integration until the present day, and the fundamental principles underpinning this development. The following sections then provide a detailed examination of the major categories - goods, persons, services and capital - and a concluding section deals with the legal issues raised by the ongoing process of harmonisation within the single market. The author makes judicious use of case studies to illustrate and develop central issues, diagrams and flowcharts to clarify the more complex areas of this sphere of EU law. Online Resource Centre * Web links * Updates

Employment Law Q&A (Questions & Answers) (Amazon, Paperback)
Presenting students with fifty questions, answer plans and suggested answers, this book highlights how best to approach the subject in preparation for an exam. Revised and updated to include five new questions and answers, the book features recent decisions of both the domestic courts and the European Court of Justice. It includes changes made by recent legislation such as the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations; Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations; Employment Equality (Sex Discrimination) Regulations; Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amendment) Regulations; and, Employment Act 2002 (Dispute Resolution) Regulations and the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations. For undergraduates studying employment law, students studying for a professional qualification such as the CIPD will also find this book helpful.

An Introduction to Competition Law (Amazon, paperback)
Competition law is a subject of central importance. Reports in the press concerning the subject appear almost daily. An accessible introduction to this legal field is thus indispensable for students and practitioners alike. This book is intended to serve as a first acquaintance with competition law. It is written in particular for students who intend to study a foundation course in competition law. The current competition law in the UK consists of two main levels: EC competition law and UK competition law. In this introduction both levels are covered, along with an abbreviated introduction to the EC rules on state aids. An important function of this book is to provide an insight into the combined system of UK and EC competition law. This means that, in spite of the introductory character of the book, a large number of topics needs to be discussed. Without coverage of the basic principles of competition law, the system and its workings are impossible both to understand and explain. Therefore, for the three main subjects (the prohibition of cartels, the prohibition of the abuse of a position of dominance and the supervision of 'concentrations' (mergers and acquisitions)) extensive examples, drawn from European and UK practice, have been provided. These examples are then used in the explanation of the general principles, taking into account the changes as a result of the recent introduction of Regulation 1/2003. With this approach, the book aims to reach a broad range of readers: students, teachers in further and higher education, officials and practising lawyers who are not usually faced with competition law issues in their everyday working lives. Extra information has also been included in the footnotes, indicating references to the more specialised literature where this seemed appropriate. In this way, the authors hope to provide a clear, up-to-date introduction to this complex and fascinating area of the law, while also giving scope to the reader to develop and extend his or her knowledge of the subject still further.

Impact of EU Law on the Regulation of International Air Transportation
On 5 November 2002, the European Court of Justice delivered its 'open-skies' judgment, a landmark decision which may be the beginning of a new era in the regulation of international air law. The consequences of this judgment may not only affect the European Union and its Member States; this book shows how it could change the future regulation of international aviation worldwide.The first part of this book describes the difficulties arising from the fact that the competence for the regulation of air transportation in Europe is divided between the EU and the Member States. This division of power will also affect the conclusion of air-service agreements made with countries outside of Europe. In the second part of the book, the author examines a subject that was not part of the 'open-skies' judgment, but which he believes will become a problematic consequence: the distribution of air-traffic rights within the European Union.

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