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EU Regulation of Chemicals: REACH (Rapra Review Reports) (Paperback)
Chemical control measures in the EU are soon to be dramatically revised, and this "Rapra Review Report" sets the scene by describing the key facts of the existing measures and the objectives of the future chemicals policy: REACH. REACH - Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals - will place a duty on companies that manufacture, import and use chemicals in the EU to assess the risks arising from their use and manage any risks identified. With industry concerns about the cost of compliance in terms of testing, in-house management, and scientific and regulatory advice and consultancy, this "Rapra Review Report" presents the essential details of the objectives and timescales involved with the legislation. The objective of the new legislation is to ensure a high level of protection for human health and the environment whilst maintaining an efficient internal market and innovation and competitiveness in the chemical industry. The author covers the main points, with abstracts from the Rapra Polymer Library identifying the sources for further reading on this subject. This "Rapra Review Report" is essential reading for chemical and material manufacturers and suppliers. It describes clearly the forthcoming fundamental changes to chemical control in the EU.

Aspects of European Cultural Diversity (What Is Europe?)
The word 'Europe' is seen and heard constantly, in newspapers, on television and children are taught about it in school. But what does it really mean to us? Does it have the same meaning for everyone? How does it affect our everyday lives? Do we consider ourselves to be Europeans and what does that mean in practice? This book concentrates on aspects of European cultural diversity. The four essays included deal with language, education, the mass media and everyday culture. The issues under discussion are those that strongly influence the way in which we define our common, everyday identity. They are also issues which determine our access to opportunities of different kinds. The book is designed to enable readers to identify those factors which make them and their own environment unique and to place themselves within the context of everyday Europe.

EU Food Law: Protecting Consumers and Health in a Common Market (Modern Studies in European Law) (Hardcover)
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.

Social Indicators: The EU and Social Inclusion (Hardcover)
The European social agenda is at a crucial stage. This book describes the Action Plans on Social Inclusion submitted to the European Union by national governments in June 2001 and investigates the indicators that can be used to assess social progress. It deals in a new way with key issues for social policy in Europe: poverty, income inequality, non-monetary deprivation, low educational attainment, unemployment, joblessness, poor health, poor housing and homelessness, functional illiteracy and innumeracy.

Data Protection: A Practical Guide to UK and EU Law (Paperback)
Now in its second edition, this invaluable handbook offers practical solutions to issues arising in relation to data protection law. Fully updated and expanded to include the new EC Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communication (in force on 31 October 2003), this book is a complete guide for anyone dealing with data protection advice or compliance in the UK, with chapters focusing in particular on the Internet, telecommunications, CCTV, the obligations of employers, and marketing and sales. Useful appendix material is also provided, including the full text of the Data Protection Act 1998, Directive 95/46/EC, Directive 2002/58/EC, and all implementing regulations.

Guide to the European Union ("The Economist")
Following the enlargement of the EU from 15 to 25 countries, this best-selling guide to its workings provides comprehensive coverage of: * How it works: the institutions, the mechanisms * Every area of EU competence from agriculture to workers' rights * The effects of the single market and the single currency * The implications of a European Union constitution * The impact of the enlargement of the EU to include eastern European countries and Cyprus and Malta * The prospects for further enlargement and for closer political integration and further harmonisation of currently sovereign matters such as taxation. The Guide to the European Union is well-established as the clearest and most comprehensive guide to how the EU operates. This new edition brings you up to date at a crucial stage in its development following enlargement and the decision to adopt a formal constitution.

EC Competition Law (Law in Context)
(Law in Context) (Paperback: 568 pages) - Amazon UK

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.

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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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