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The European Union encyclopedia and directory 1999.
Europa Publications Limited.
Third edition.
Publication Information:
London : Europa Publications, 1999.
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xxiii, 520 pages : illustrations, map ; 29 cm
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An A-Z section of concise definitions and explanations of organization s, acronyms and terms, plus short articles on the member states. A se ries of introductory articles providing a broader view of the policies and activities of the EU. Statistical data for the entire EU on trad e, employment and industrial production. An extensive directory of ke y names, addresses, phone and fax numbers, e-mail and internet address es for all major European Union institutions and official bodies. Det ails of MEPs, their political groups and national parties, members of major committees, Directorates-General and other commission bodies.

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The four major sections of this work consist of an encyclopedia (115 p.) of EU-related terms, seven essays (60 p.) on various aspects of the EU, a directory (240 p.) of major EU organizations and their major officials, and a statistical section (100 p.) covering (superficially) most areas of the EU. This is an excellent one-step source, authoritative and well written, but libraries may well ask whether it is worth the price, since the essays are its only unique section (much of what it contains is available elsewhere). Encyclopedia of the European Union, ed. by Desmond Dinan (CH. Feb'99), costs far less, and the comprehensive IDEA: The Electronic Directory of the European Institutions, free on the Web , has the benefit of constant updating. Many of the statistics in this volume are also available in European Union publications. Recommended for university libraries for whom the price is acceptable, or for organizations that might not have easy access to other sources of this information P. W. Wilkin; University of Pittsburgh