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Developing Management Skills for Europe
A practical introduction to business and management skills with a strong emphasis on self-assessment. This new edition of Developing Management Skills for Europe reflects the new areas in skills development currently emerging across Europe, such as teams, change management and leadership.

European Social Fund
50 years investing in people
Air and space transport - Activities of the EU institutions and bodies

European Union international trade in services
This publication concerns EU international transactions in services between 1997 and 2005, and is divided into two parts. The first part is analytical and gives the most recent portrait of European Union (EU-25, EU-15) international transactions. It highlights the main trends of EU trade in services in 2005 and underlines the results of the EU with its main partner zones. The second part presents statistics on international trade in services of the EU-25 and EU-15 with partner World, Extra-EU-25/EU-15, Intra-EU-25/EU-15, Canada, the United States and Japan, for the main services items and 44 items of internationally tradable services. The period covered is from 1997 to 2005. Statistics are also available for 2005 on the geographical breakdown (in relation to 50 countries and partner zones and 17 items) of services of the EU-25, the EU-15, Norway, the United States and Japan.

Report on Racism and Xenophobia in the Member States of the EU 2007
The report covers developments on racism, xenophobia and related issues in the EU Member States during the year 2006. It presents information and data in five thematic areas: legal issues, employment, education, housing, and racist violence and crime. Figures for racist crime in 2005 and 2006 are up in a number of EU countries. While there are more signs that the EU's anti-discrimination legislation is having a positive impact, victims of discrimination still lack knowledge of the new rules. These are some of the main findings emerging from FRA's 'Report on Racism and Xenophobia in the Member States of the EU', presented at the European Parliament on 27 August 2007.

Value and volume measures within the services sector
This publication analyses the first results received by Eurostat pertaining to services producer price indices. Prices indices can be used as deflators, and as such they are compared with alternative price measures. For a number of selected activities, the volume measures derived from the deflation of services turnover with these price indices are compared with available data on the volume development.

EU-27 trade with ACP countries 2006
This publication relates to the EU27 trade with ACP countries in 2006. It contains an analysis of the European Union's exchanges with ACP countries and the trend of these trade flows between 2000 and 2006. It focuses on the main partners and on the main products traded. The main source for the statistics is Eurostat's Comext database on trade in goods.

Eating, drinking, smoking - Comparative price levels in 37 European countries for 2006
This Statistics in Focus presents price level indices for eating, drinking and smoking for 37 European countries in 2006. Total price levels vary between more than 70% above the EU average for Norway and more than 40% below the EU average in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria.

Harmonized indices of consumer prices, May 2007
This Statistics in focus is the monthly publication of Harmonized Indices of Consumer Prices (HICP) for May 2007. It contains indices and rates of change for individual MSs, the EU, the EEA and the euro area.

Eurostatistics - Data for short-term economic analysis
Eurostatistics - Data for short-term economic analysis - shows the evolution of the economic activity in the European Union, euro area and Member States. This monthly review gives a synthetic picture of the macroeconomic situation in the recent past. It contains monthly and quarterly macroeconomic data presented following an economic classification of the indicators such as: output, demand, income, prices, labour market, external transactions, monetary and financial markets.

Your rights as a consumer - How the European Union protects your interests
In the European Union, you can shop wherever you like in the hunt for the best goods and services at the lowest prices, without having to bother with customs, taxes or, in the euro area, exchange rates. The number of people shopping across borders and over the Internet is growing all the time. The EU aims to make sure that your rights as a consumer are protected, wherever you decide to shop.

The REACH Directive - Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals
Full text of REACH Directive - from the Official Journal of the European Union L 136, 29.05.2007. In order to introduce a chemical substance on the European Union market, a manufacturer or importer must demonstrate its safe use. It has to submit comprehensive information on properties of the substance to the new European Chemicals Agency, which will evaluate the chemical before authorising it in the EU. The agency is established by REACH, which stands for 'Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals' — an EU regulation creating a single system for all chemical substances. The regulation also implies that EU member states will examine substances of concern, as well as deal with proposals for animal testing, trying to limit this practise as much as possible. Chemicals that can cause cancer, mutations or reproduction problems, or that accumulate in our bodies and in the environment, will need use-specific authorisations. In an attempt to encourage chemical companies to replace unsafe substances by safer ones, the companies must prove that the risks are adequately controlled, or that social and economic benefits outweigh the risks, and suitable alternative substances do not exist.

Panorama of energy
This First edition of the Panorama on Energy endeavours to deliver global characteristics of the energy situation in Europe, using the most recent official data available in Eurostat. It covers the main energy themes for EU-25 as well as for each individual Member State and quantifies them. Community energy policies receive deserved attention and in order to demonstrate the dynamic nature of the subject and how new policies call for new solutions, a few statistical projects will illustrate recent development work in cooperation with the Member States. A CD is included which, apart from a substantial amount of documentary information, invites the reader to review statistical data by means of an easy-to-use numerical presentation tool.

Electricity Consumption and Efficiency Trends in the Enlarged European Union: Status Report 2006
Electricity consumption in the EU-27 Member States and Candidate Countries has continued to grow in the last years despite numerous energy efficiency polices and programmes at EU and national level. In the period 1999-2004, in the EU-25, total electricity consumption has grown by 10.8% in the residential sector, by 15.6% in the tertiary sector and by 9.5% in the industrial sector. Despite this increase and the consequent impact on CO2 emissions, there is little knowledge at European level, where the electricity is used, what is the status of efficiency of the installed and sold equipment and what is the likely impact of the past, present and planned policies. This report summarises the result of a 2006 in-depth survey on the electricity consumption in buildings in the enlarged EU and Candidate Countries, together with the present market share of efficient appliances and equipment. One of the aims of this report is to show the present status of electricity consumption for the main appliances and equipments, and on the base of the best available data estimate the saving potential for electricity in buildings in EU Member States and Candidate Countries. It also describes the policy actions introduced at EU level and some of the national policies. The report focuses also on motor driven systems, a horizontal technology present in all types of industry. In particular electric motors are responsible for 10 to 20% losses of the above indicated electricity consumption in the process of converting electrical energy into mechanical energy.

Minimum wages 2007
In January 2007, the legal minimum wage varied from 92 to 1570 euro gross per month. In January 2007, twenty of the twenty seven Member States of the European Union and one candidate country had national legislation setting statutory minimum wages. The level at which these were set varied widely, from 92 euro per month in Bulgaria to 1 570 euro per month in Luxembourg.

Different organic farming patterns within EU-25
This 'Statistics in Focus' describes the situation of the organic farming in Europe in the EU-25 in 2004 and 2005. The analysis focuses on the data of organic area, including the relationship to the total Utilised Agricultural Area (UAA), on the data of registered organic operators, including the relationship between organic producers and all agricultural holdings, and on the data of some selected organic crops and of some livestock types.

Directory of legal gazettes in Europe 2007
All European countries issue legislation, legal notices and other official announcements in official publications, usually periodicals. Many countries publish all official information in one periodical, whereas others publish legislation in a 'legal gazette' and legal notices and other announcements in an 'official gazette'. This directory describes briefly the legal gazettes in Europe: organisation responsible, name of the 'official gazette' where there is a separate publication, details concerning the online edition.

Soil Atlas of Europe
The 'Soil Atlas of Europe' explains the origin and role of soil, describes the different soil types that can be found in Europe and their relevance on a global scale. The atlas also discusses the principal threats to soil across Europe and the steps being taken within the European Union to protect soil resources. The atlas is the result of a collective effort by more the 40 National soil surveys and soil science institutions cooperating across Europe within the European Soil Bureau Network (ESBN). This network, established by the JRC in 1989, has formalised already existing collaborations among soil surveys already initiated in 1959 by the UN FAO as the first steps towards a common soil map for the European Union.

2006 environment policy review
Environmental issues are now a central element of the EU’s political agenda. With climate change the science is now clear and, unless urgent action is undertaken, the EU faces the risk of catastrophic temperature increases. Economic research has confirmed that the costs of inaction are many times the costs of cutting our greenhouse gas emissions. Faced with these facts it is clear that greater efforts are needed both by the EU and by the rest of the world. This Environment Policy Review reports on the progress we made in 2006 at both EU and Member State level.

The impact of foreign-controlled enterprises in the EU
Foreign-controlled enterprises accounted for 18 % of the value added, but less than 1 % of the number of enterprises in the 14 Member States for which data are available. They were most important within the manufacturing sector. More than 60 % of their value added could be attributed to enterprises in other Member States, while enterprises from the US accounted for 25%.

Lighten the load
Good practice awards 2007 : call for nominations : a European campaign on musculoskeletal disorders - Workers' health and safety

Annual report on the euro area 2006
Membership of the euro area strengthens the degree of economic interdependence between Member States through the existence of a single monetary policy and by fostering closer trade and financial ties and encouraging a closer coordination of economic policies.

The Government and Politics of the European Union
This new edition of Neill Nugent's widely-used and much-praised book on the European Union has been systematically revised to provide full coverage of the new pan-European character of the EU after the 2004 enlargement. It includes a new chapter on the attempt to develop a European constitution and has been updated throughout to cover other recent developments.

European Union Law Q&A
Part of the bestselling "Q&A" series, the sixth edition of this popular book offers a clear and concise outline of an often confusing topic. Reader-friendly, it has been updated following the enlargement of the EU to twenty-five member states and takes into account the signed but not ratified Constitution Treaty 2004 and its possible impact. Illustrating how best to transfer information learnt on an EU law course into a good examination answer which draws upon a number of topics, "Q&A European Union Law 2006-2007" includes fifty sample questions, answer plans and answers and lucidly outlines the differences between the terminology and general approach of EU law compared to common law. Key cases and legislation covered in this edition comprise: Constitution for Europe Treaty 2004; Citizens' Free Movement Rights Directive 2004/38; Equal Treatment Directive 2002/73; and, Alabaster v Woolwich plc, Chen v Secretary of State for the Home Department, Bacardi-Martini v Newcastle United FC, R (on the application of British American Tobacco) v Secretary of State for Health. It is an invaluable resource and revision aid for students studying European Union law and those taking a professional qualification.

Interest Representation in the European Union (Paperback)
Designed as a replacement for the author's highly acclaimed "Representing Interests in the European Union", this title provides a concise but comprehensive and authoritative assessment of professional, consumer, social, business and labour interests in the EU and of the role, significance, and operation of EU interest representation.

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Libcast’s Online Video Platform in the limelight at BETT 2015
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.

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