The Council of Europe was founded in 1949 for the purposes of working towards European integration and consists of 47 member states. Distinct from the European Union, the Council of Europe focuses on legal standards, human rights issues, democratic development and cultural cooperation.
Security touches on many aspects of the way we live and are governed. The OSCE's comprehensive view of security covers three “dimensions”: the politico-military; the economic and environmental; and the human.
It is made up of 13 Directorates dealing with all aspects of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) including farm support, market measures, rural development policy, quality policy, financial and legal matters, analysis and evaluation as well as international relations relating to agriculture.
The activities of the Open Society Foundations in Europe focus on bolstering well-entrenched democracies while building up less stable ones, promoting minority inclusion in policymaking, supporting good governance and accountability, advancing education and public health reform, and helping societies adjust to European integration.
This guide is meant to supplement two international guides. They are International Relations and International Studies. Those guides have more information intended for comparisons of countries and regions. . For general information see :
EURATOM - acts in several areas connected with atomic energy, including research, the drawing-up of safety standards, and the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. One of the fundamental objectives of the Euratom Treaty is to ensure that all users in the EU enjoy a regular and equitable supply of ores and nuclear fuels (source materials and special fissile materials).
Database containing over 8,000 records from 1997 to present of news articles, comparative studies, reviews, analyses, and issues of the EIRO bulletin providing information on industrial relations in Europ
EUR-Lex provides direct free access to European Union law. Here you can consult the Official Journal of the European Union as well as the treaties, legislation, case-law and legislative proposals. You can also use the extensive search facilities available on EUR-Lex.
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AtoZ World Business is the world’s most comprehensive country-by-country resource for success in international business and trade. AtoZ World Business consists of 100 Country Business Guides of 108 topics each and 76 World Trade Resources
Daily news items on Europeanpolitics with links to other sources, plus links to relevant websites arranged by subject category. Links show twin emphases on the European Union and the democratic political institutions worldwide.
European Union portal site. Contains information about the governing body and member nations such as statistics, opinion polls, financial and advisory boards, links to institutions, and current legislation.