The European Union is making headlines worldwide. The Greeks have to decide whether to stay in the European single currency or not, and both Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy are putting increasing pressure on the Greek Prime Minister, Georgios Papandreou, to make a decision sharpish. But how well do we know what the European Union actually does, how it developed into its modern day incarnation and what its constituents parts are? And what does its confusing terminology really mean? For many, the EU is an impenetrable collection of different institutions, acronyms and treatises.
To clear up such confusions, Europa has published its European Union Encyclopedia and Directory, now in its 12th edition and fully updated for 2012. This authoritative reference source is ideal for anyone looking to source up-to-date information on all major EU institutions and official bodies, or to gain an insider perspective into its policies and activities.
Users will benefit from:
over 1,000 concise definitions and explanations of organizational structures, acronyms and key terms
information on the European Convention, Rapid Reaction Mechanism, Charter of Fundamental Rights, the Laeken Declaration and much more
a directory of key names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, email and internet addresses for all major EU institutions and official bodies
statistical surveys with tables covering areas such as population, employment, agriculture, energy and mining, finance and much more.
The European Union Encyclopedia and Directory 2012 will be published on the 17th of November. You can pre-order your copy online or you can recommend the book to your reference librarian.
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