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The abolition of controls on the possession of weapons at intra-Community frontiers made it necessary to adopt rules enabling controls to be carried out within the Member States. To this end, the Directive defines rules on the acquisition and possession of firearms, on the one hand, and on the transfer of firearms to another Member State, on the other. Directive 91/477/EEC of 18 June 1991 was adopted as an accompanying measure to the abolition of controls at internal Community frontiers on 1 January 1993. As regards the acquisition and possession of firearms, the laws of the Member States must impose at least the requirements ...
In certain areas, decisions are taken by independent supranational institutions, while in others, they are made through negotiation between member states. Important institutions of the EU include the European Commission , the Council of the European Union , the European Council , the Court of Justice of the European Union , and the European Central Bank . The European Parliament is elected every five years by member states' citizens, to whom the citizenship of the European Union is guaranteed. The EU traces its origins from the European Coal and Steel Community formed among six countries in 1951 and the Treaty of Rome ...
Female Internet Hero of the Month: Commissioner for the Digital ...
“I want to be a champion of digital technologies that deliver better and more prosperous lives for the citizens and businesses of Europe.” Neelie Kroes, has taken on the newly-created Digital Agenda portfolio and we are glad that Women & IT & Entrepreneurship are high on her agenda. On Neelie Kroes’ blog , the Commissioner for the Digital Agenda writes the following: It is my pleasure to announce that there are now 50 companies signed up to the European Commission’s Code of Best Practices for Women in ICT . This is a ten-fold increase in just one year. The spread of this code of practice is one of several ... market research, surveys and trends
Open Europe blog: Nightmare Lisbon Treaty
Today, the Lisbon Treaty has been in force for 100 days. The result? A more democratic and open EU? A Union which voters have an easier time understanding and identifying themselves with? Simpler and more 'streamlined' institutions? Not quite. On it's 100th day in force, the fundamental flaws of the Lisbon Treaty - which many of us warned against - are beginning to hit home around Europe. Le Figaro has an article in today's edition (not online) bashing the confusing institutional set-up created by Lisbon. The article notes, Did the authors of the Lisbon Treaty fool themselves? A hundred days after the birth ... market research, surveys and trends

SINGLE MARKET FOR GOODS East Africa: Intra-Comesa Trade Tops U.S.$15 Billion
Victoria Falls — The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa has grown to become the largest export market for member-states since the launch of the bloc's Free Trade Area, outgoing chairman for the regional group's Council of Ministers Mr Amos Kimunya said yesterday. Addressing delegates at the summit, Mr Kimunya said the Comesa market had now taken over from traditional export markets like the European Union and the United States. Mr Kimunya, Kenya's Trade Minister, said intra-Comesa trade had risen five-fold over the past 10 years, from US$3 billion to US$15,2 billion. "The Comesa market is now ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
A Semi-Soviet Union is Born - Transitions Online
ALMATY, Kazakhstan | The inauguration of the Russia-Kazakhstan-Belarus customs union at the beginning of this year gave a very visible push to the Kremlin’s long-term goal of economic reintegration of the former Soviet republics.   There has never been any doubt that the Russian government would play the leading role in decision making, whether in a customs union or the in the next step foreseen, a single market that could soon become a reality. Many analysts interpret the Kremlin’s intent as to re-create a kind of modernized Soviet Union, at least at the economic level.   COMMON RULES, HIGHER PRICES   industry trends, business articles and survey research
EurAsEC summit opens in Astana
ASTANA, July 5 (Itar-Tass) - The presidents of Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan have launched a summit of the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) which is also attended by their Armenian and Ukrainian colleagues (these countries are EurAsEC observers). The talks are being held at the Akorda Palace. The summit�s host President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev welcoming the guests called �symbolical the current meeting in a year when EurAsEC is turning 10.� The Kazakh leader recalled that it is in Astana that the Treaty on the establishment of this organisation was concluded. Nazarbayev also ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
ETFs to Play a US Export Boom
The first year and a half of President Obama's term has been market by bold initiatives to reshape domestic policies and transform the U.S. economy. And for the most part the administration has followed through on its promises, already pushing through overhauls of the health care and financial systems. During his January State of the Union Address, Obama announced his National Export Initiative, a plan to double the country's exports within five years. By boosting the value of American goods shipped overseas the president hopes to create new jobs on the home front, overcoming one of the most significant obstacles ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


A New Strategy for the Single Market - Report on the future of the ...
The single market for goods: reaping the full benefits. 50. 2.6. The single market for services: the powerhouse of European economy ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
How will the single European market affect health care?
the new single markets in goods, services, labour, and capital has been made. The best we have is a list drawn up by an advisory committee to thedirectorate ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Towards a single market ¡n financial services
The White Paper made the point that a common market for goods was already ... The completion of the single market in financial services marks the ...
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How many EU countries? - Yahoo! Answers
The European Union grows as candidate countries meet the conditions for entry and accede to the Union – this process is known as enlargement. Similarly, the euro area is enlarging as non-euro-area EU Member States meet the conditions for entry and adopt the euro. The euro area includes those EU Member States that have adopted the single currency. But the euro area is not static – under the Treaty, all EU Member States have to join the euro area once the necessary conditions are fulfilled, except Denmark and the United Kingdom which have negotiated an 'opt-out' clause that allows them to remain outside the euro ...
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