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European Parliamentary Research Service

Works: 133 works in 153 publications in 2 languages and 391 library holdings
Genres: History 
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Classifications: KF8742, 330
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Most widely held works by European Parliamentary Research Service
Global trendometer : essays on medium- and long-term global trends ; study( )

in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic and budgetary outlook for the European Union ...( )

in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demographic outlook for the European Union ...( )

in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European Council conclusions : a rolling check-list of commitments to date( )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second edition of the overview of European Council Conclusions, presented in the form of a Rolling Check-List of Commitments to Date, is a product of the European Council Oversight Unit within the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), the EP's in-house research service and think tank. As part of its work, the unit maintains a rolling database of all the European Council's commitments and responsibilities, which is updated and published regularly, with an indication of follow-up to date
Key issues in the European Council : state of play in June 2019 : study( )

5 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The European Council Oversight Unit within the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) monitors and analyses the activities, commitments and impact of the European Council, so as to maximize parliamentary understanding of the political dynamics of this important institution. This new EPRS publication, 'Key issues in the European Council', which will be updated quarterly to coincide with European Council meetings, aims to provide an overview of the institution's activities on major EU issues. It analyses nine policy areas, explaining the legal and political background and the main priorities and orientations defined by the European Council. It also assesses the results of European Council involvement to date and identifies future challenges in the various policy fields
Cybersecurity : jihadism and the internet by Patryk Pawlak( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the beginning of the conflict in Syria in March 2011, the numbers of European citizens supporting or joining the ranks of ISIL/Da'esh have been growing steadily, and may now be as high as 4 000 individuals. At the same time, the possible avenues for radicalisation are multiplying and the risks of domestic terrorism increasing. The proliferation of global jihadi messaging online and their reliance on social networks suggest that the internet is increasingly a tool for promoting jihadist ideology, collecting funds and mobilising their ranks
The role of constitutional courts in multilevel governance : United States of America, the Supreme Court by James W Martin( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One belt, one road (OBOR) : China's regional integration initiative by Gisela Grieger( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2013, China launched its 'One Belt, One Road' (OBOR) initiative. OBOR is China's broadly sketched vision of how it plans to boost regional integration in its wider neighbourhood. The initiative is unprecedented in terms of China's financial engagement and the innovative network-based project design which is intended to contribute to a more inclusive global governance. It contrasts sharply with existing treaty-based integration concepts where the geographical scope, partner countries, strategy, principles and rules were clearly defined at the outset. China's new development vision has been seen as an alternative to regional trade agreements which do not include it; as a strategy for asserting its leadership role in Asia in response to the US pivot to Asia; as an economic outreach towards Asian countries for resolving territorial and maritime disputes by exporting China's domestic development policies; as a means of tapping into new sources of growth to check the marked downturn in its economy; as a tool for tackling the socio-economic divide between its inland and coastal provinces; and finally, as a venue for addressing security challenges on its western periphery as well as energy security issues. The response to China's regional integration vision has been mixed. While the idea of enhancing connectivity has drawn considerable interest, given the huge infrastructure gaps across Asia, scepticism regarding China's potential hegemonic ambitions has prevailed notably among regional rivals India and Japan as well as the USA. Whether OBOR will be mutually beneficial for China and the EU will depend on the two sides agreeing on the 'rules of the game', including for joint projects in third countries. Potential synergies between OBOR and the EU connectivity initiatives are being explored under the EU-China Connectivity Platform
Minerals from conflict areas : existing and new responsible-sourcing initiatives by Gisela Grieger( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revenue derived from the extraction of and/or trade in minerals in resource-rich developing countries may be used to finance internal armed conflicts, as witnessed in countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The specific guidelines for the DRC issued by the United Nations (UN), and the more general guidance from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on the responsible sourcing of certain minerals from conflict-affected areas, address this link, and form the current international normative framework. The first domestic legislation tackling so-called conflict minerals was passed in 2010 by the US Congress. It requires US-listed companies to disclose whether or not their products contain certain minerals from the DRC or its neighboring countries. In parallel, work on a regional regulatory framework in the Great Lakes Region of Central Africa and on (mostly industry-led) mineral traceability and certification schemes has gained momentum. Following a public consultation on a potential comprehensive EU legal framework, the European Commission (EC) is due to decide on the form of future action later this year. Stakeholder groups believe any potential EU legislation should have broader scope than US law, in terms of material and geographic range. EU industry, for its part, has been a strong proponent of voluntary, supply-chain transparency schemes
China's Arctic policy : how China aligns rights and interests by Gisela Grieger( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlike the Arctic states, China has no territorial sovereignty and related sovereign rights to resource extraction and fishing in the Arctic. Faced with very limited rights as a non-Arctic state, China has been eager to design strategies to bridge the widening gap between the legal and institutional constraints in the Arctic and its growing Arctic interests. It has developed a self-defined Arctic identity as a 'near-Arctic state' and sought - and in 2013 gained - observer status in the Arctic Council, to prepare the ground for a future expanded foothold in the region
Better Regulation practices in national parliaments : study by Irmgard Anglmayer( )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ex-ante impact assessment and ex-post evaluation are regulatory policy tools that help inform the policy-making process with evidence-based analysis. Both tools are geared towards raising the quality of policies and legislation. While Better Regulation is widely deemed a prerogative of the executive branch, increasingly, parliaments are also emerging as actors. This study sheds light on the parliamentary dimension of Better Regulation. Based on a survey, it maps the capacities and experiences of the national parliaments of all 27 European Union (EU) Member States and of 11 further Council of Europe countries in the field of ex-ante impact assessment and ex-post evaluation. The study reveals that roughly half of the surveyed parliaments engage in regulatory policy beyond classical parliamentary scrutiny mechanisms. Overall, these parliaments show a very diverse pattern in terms of drivers, types and depth of engagement. There is no 'one size fits all' approach
The history of European electoral reform and the Electoral Act 1976 : issues of democratisation and political legitimacy : study by Olivier Costa( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new study, which forms part of the European Parliament History Series, looks at the long process that led to the first direct European elections, and shows that the 1976 Act was a disputed issue in the national public spheres of the Member States. After a first assessment of the 1979 elections, it analyses the strategy developed by the newly elected MEPs to establish a uniform electoral procedure. It finally examines the impact of the direct European elections on the EU political system itself as well as on its legitimation. The studies in the European Parliament History Series are based on documents held and made available to the public by the Historical Archives of the European Parliament."--Page 4 of cover
Ukraine-NATO partnership in a time of crisis by Naja Bentzen( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sandwiched between Russia to the east and an expanding NATO to the west, Ukraine's relations with NATO are closely interlinked with the country's ties to Russia -- and Russia's relations with NATO. Ukraine's NATO aspirations remain a key sticking point in this tense geopolitical situation
Trafficking in human beings from a gender perspective, Directive 2011/36/EU, European implementation assessment : study( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trafficking in human beings (THB), in all its forms, is a serious crime affecting fundamental rights, health, social life, economy and justice. THB knows no boundaries and most reported victims are female EU nationals from Central and Eastern Europe. THB can be tackled effectively only through a coherent approach at the levels of legislation and executive powers and through strategic policy-making. Proper investigation and prosecution are important and enhance victim protection and assistance as well as prevention. However, taking into account the gender dimension of THB is essential to ensure adequate support for the victims as well as effective prevention. The 2011 EU Anti-Trafficking Directive represents a landmark piece of legislation in that respect. The Ex-Post Impact Assessment Unit of the European Parliament has asked several groups of experts to analyse the implementation and application of the Directive, from a gender perspective, in 12 Member States: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Romania, Sweden, the UK and Spain. The contributions received point to an uneven implementation of the Directive's requirements across the EU Member States. The findings emphasise the need to improve the identification of victims, which is key for granting them protection, to establish better training on the gender aspects of the different forms of human trafficking for front-line officers, to enhance cooperation between public administration and competent NGOs, and to expand prevention via public awareness campaigning
Political developments in Libya and prospects of stability by Joanna Apap( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six years after the ousting and death of Libya's dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 the country is facing political instability, economic problems and deteriorating security. The violence between rival factions resulted in tens of thousands of casualties, the collapse of the oil industry, favoured the rise of ISIL/Da'esh and contributed to the country's increasing role as a transit country for migrants hoping to reach Europe. Although the December 2015 UN-brokered agreement resulted in the creation of an internationally recognised Government of National Accord, the latter is still struggling for legitimacy. A political solution to reduce the instability in Libya is critical, both for Libya and for its neighbours
Review des élections européennes et nationales : 2014-2019 mi-législature janvier 2017 : étude( )

2 editions published in 2017 in French and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cette édition du 20 janvier 2017 est la quatrième actualisation de la Review des élections européennes et nationales dont la première version date de novembre 2014. Celle-ci était consacrée aux résultats des élections européennes de mai 2014 et à l'historique des 35 ans de l'élection directe du Parlement européen depuis 1979, ainsi qu'aux différentes élections nationales. La présente édition à mi-législature englobe les trois précédentes (24 juillet 2015, 4 février et 15 juillet 2016), tant au niveau de la composition du Parlement européen qu'à celui des résultats des élections nationales
Challenges for EU cohesion policy : issues in the forthcoming post-2020 reform by Vasilis Margaras( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a 2015 speech, European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Creţu, re-ignited the debate on the post-2020 cohesion policy reform by suggesting ten main issues for future reflection. Many of them are already prominent in discussions amongst European, local and regional policy-makers. One such issue is about the way the EU's cohesion policy can best contribute to its two complementary objectives: competitiveness and cohesion. Another issue concerns the best way to support lagging regions, especially those which, in spite of decades of EU support, have not converged towards the EU average. Yet another focuses on whether cohesion policy should continue to invest in advanced EU regions, especially in wealthy metropolitan ones. The way cohesion policy can better support growth, jobs and innovation outside heavily populated areas and regions with special geographical characteristics, is also a dominant issue of discussions in policy circles. Special attention is also paid to the role of the urban dimension in cohesion policy. Finding the most efficient form of support is an important point of reflection: should it be grants, repayable assistance, financial instruments, or possibly a mix of all of these along with further thematic concentration? In addition, the way that cohesion policy addresses new or growing challenges (such as energy security, migration and the digital economy) is widely debated. Other issues to consider are the simplification of policy for beneficiaries, the importance of achieving better governance and the contribution of cohesion policy to the EU's economic governance. Last but not least, the method of allocation of cohesion policy funds is another thought-provoking issue
Completing the Single Market : the European Parliament and economic integration, 1979-1989 by Laurent Warlouzet( )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During its first decade as a directly elected political institution, from 1979 to 1989, the European Parliament exercised significant influence in shaping the debate and agenda around the concept of completing the 'single' or 'internal' market of the (then) European Economic Community. Through both its early campaigning for action in this field and its definition and analysis of issues such as the 'cost of non-Europe', the Parliament contributed to the political and intellectual climate which led to the launch in 1985 by the European Commission, under its new President, Jacques Delors, of an ambitious programme to complete the single market by 1992. This process was reinforced and facilitated by adoption of the Single European Act (SEA) the following year. The extension of qualified majority voting (QMV) in the Council and the introduction of a more significant legislative role for the European Parliament under the SEA enhanced the position of the Parliament in the Community's 'institutional triangle', enabling it to influence the content of law more directly. From 1987 onwards, the Parliament used its new legislative power actively when considering the detailed proposals for completing the single market brought forward by the Delors Commission, with significant debates taking place on the priorities that should attach to various aspects of liberalisation and regulation. The growing success of the single market process led in turn to the Parliament strongly supporting efforts to complement the single market with the creation of a single currency, building momentum for the launch of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). This study, commissioned by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), forms part of an on-going history of the character, role and influence of the European Parliament as a political institution since its creation in 1952
European small claims procedure : legal analysis of the Commission's proposal to remedy weaknesses in the current system : in-depth analysis by Rafał Mańko( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The number of cross-border consumer transactions, especially those concluded on-line, is steadily growing. However, the individual value of such transactions remains relatively small, with almost half of not exceeding even €100. Such transactions sometimes lead to cross-border disputes of a low monetary value. The European Small Claims Procedure (ESCP), a simplified and accelerated civil procedure, available only in cross-border cases, and for claims of up to €2 000 was introduced in 2008. An optional procedure, it does not replace similar national procedures, but coexists with them. The procedure has so far been rarely used, with an average of approximately 100 applications a year per Member State. Various reasons have been identified, in particular lack of knowledge about the procedure, high costs of translation, absence of clear rules on the service of judgments, and the fact that rules on enforcement have not been unified, but are left to the Member States, undermining the aims of the procedure. In 2013 the Commission proposed to amend the ESCP Regulation with view to increasing its attractiveness. Four key issues are addressed. Firstly, the threshold of a 'small' claim would be raised from €2 000 to €10 000. Secondly, the requirement of a 'cross-border' element would be considerably liberalised. Thirdly, there would be a maximum cap on court fees set at 10% of the value of the claim. Finally, the use of electronic payment methods and communication would be increased
From Bratislava to Rome : the European Council's role in shaping a common future for EU-27 : in-depth analysis by Ralf Drachenberg( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rome Declaration of 25 March 2017, issued by the Heads of State or Government of the EU-27 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, marked the end of a process that started after the UK referendum on EU membership on 23 June 2016. The aim of this In-depth Analysis is to assess the outcomes of the various EU-27 and European Council meetings in the period between the Bratislava summit of 16 September 2016 and the Rome summit of 25 March 2017, in relation to the objectives laid out in the Bratislava Declaration and Roadmap. The analysis shows that substantial progress has been made on the Bratislava commitments for all three policy priorities listed - migration, security, and the economy. It also reflects on how the Rome Declaration and Bratislava process were shaped by the overall context of the growing concerns of EU citizens and their attitude towards the EU and demonstrates how the views of the different EU institutions and the various Member States have converged during this process, leading to a consensual Rome Declaration
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