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Free Access to European Commission Public Opinion Poll results

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

While not a new resource, I only just came across this one today and it’s a terrific source of public opinion in Europe. “Since 1973, the European Commission has been monitoring the evolution of public opinion in the Member States, thus helping the preparation of texts, decision-making and the evaluation of its work. Our surveys […]

Lisbon Treaty signed

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Read the NY Times article here From the NYT: ” The signing raises the prospect of an empowered Europe with an enhanced global stature. The treaty, which may go into effect as early as Dec. 1, creates a permanent presidential post and sets up a more powerful foreign policy chief supported by a network of […]

2009 Eurostat Regional Yearbook now available

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

The Yearbook presents a statistical portrait of life in the regions of the European Union’s member states, candidate countries and the EFTA countries. A broad set of regional data is presented on the following themes: population, European cities, labour market, gross domestic product, household accounts, structural business statistics, information society, science, technology and innovation, education, […]

Free content at the EU digital bookstore

Friday, October 16th, 2009

The EU online bookstore has traditionally been a “for fee” site, but has just now added a very large chunk of free materials to its database, including “all official EU publications since 1952.”  Free publications are clearly labelled and are available for immediate PDF download.

Europe in Figures 2009

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Eurostat, the EU’s statistical agency, has just released its 2009 issue of Europe in Figures.  This is freely available on-site as a Pdf download and “presents a comprehensive selection of statistical data on Europe.”  It is also produced and disseminated in print.  UBC Library has print copies of this annual publication from 1995 – 2008, […]

All about Europe

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

The wonderful librarians  at Intute found two new online documents – both covering the EU. 1) Financial Management in the European Union is a report that was published by the UK House of Commons Public Accounts Committee  with the aim of assessing “the financial management and performance of the EU.  It covers efficiency, anti-fraud measures […]

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