This site is in English and French and has information on trade
issues that involve the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group States.
There means that the site has a list of ACP countries, declarations that
the community has made regarding trade issues, and statements on the
communityís tie to the EU. There is also financial and development
statistics about the region.
Central European Initiative
This site looks at countries that are considered Central Eastern
Nations, including Italy. You can click on the map and look only at a
particular nationís statistics, or you can look at overall CEI
information. There is a section with the names of members and
organizers, how to become a member, how to submit your project ideas
online, technical cooperation activities amongst members and non members
in agriculture and law, and notes from the meetings.
Council of Europe
The Council of Europe web site has a list of the events and
activities that the group organizes in Europe. There is also a page with
texts of the EU Commercial Law, the Movement of Persons Act, Protection
of Animals Act, and the European Convention on Human Rights.
European Centre for Development Policy Management
This site is dedicated to providing data on the development of the
ACP nations that have a dependency on EU trade and trade packages. The
research on the site is completely interested in looking at the EU aid
packages to those countries and the extent that the aid is useful or not
European Court of Human Rights
This site has the pending cases, judgments and decisions made on
human rights related cases that have developed in the EU. There are also
the texts of some human rights treaties and the press releases issued by
the group regarding certain issues.
European Court of Justice
This site has case studies on justice related issues in the EU. There
are also the text to EU sponsored laws on justice type legislation.
There is justice statistics and a library with research and
documentation on these issues.
European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
The Member States of the European Free Trade Association are Iceland,
Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The site is divided into three
areas including the Secretariat, Surveillance Authority, and Court. The
Secretariat contains information in the forms of documents, agendas,
legal texts, and statistics on the various membersí meetings and
working groups on trade issues. The Surveillance Authority contains
information on the obligations under the Agreement on the European
Economic Area by which it must abide. The Court contains an introduction
into the EFTA court and how problems are disputed and solved.
European Network on Debt and Development (EURODAD)
This site looks at the heavily indebted nations and the role that the
EU can play in assisting them. There are sections with information
sheets and briefing papers on many topics dealing with debt like the IMF,
the World Bank, and specific country outlooks. There are also sections
on Central American and EU conferences dealing with debt. For people not
so familiar with debt issues, there is a background section on debt and
the aims of the organization regarding debt.
Press releases, stats, policies by subject agencies, key issues,
search and information. Policies
are listed by subject- agriculture, audio visual policy, competition,
consumer policy and health protection, culture, economic and monetary
policy, economic and social cohesion, education, employment, energy,
enterprise policy, environment, enterprise policy, environment,
fisheries, industrial policy, environment, fisheries, industrial policy,
information and communication, information society, telecommunications,
internal market, public health, research and technology, solidarity,
trans-euro networks, transport, common commercial policy, common foreign
and security policy, development policy, enlarging the EU, external
relations, humanitarian aid, budgets, taxation and fraud.
European Union-Development Corporation
Forum on Europeís International Cooperation
This site has information on the members and the agenda that the
group has for the year. There is a section with papers on meetings like
"the Social Summit" and talked about from a development
cooperation perspective, a dossier about the future of the cooperation
between the European Union and the 71 ACP countries, EU enlargement and
EU presidencies. This site links you to think tanks. The site is in
French and English.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
In this site which includes NATO documents and a research library,
you can find information on NATO members and trade, including issues
like the promising industry sectors, trade in defense materials, and
east-west trade differences/similarities.
Organization for Security & Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
This site is maintained for a regional security organization with 55
states in the EU, Central Asia, and North America. The site has top news
stories on security issues. Relating to trade, the site includes
information on supply management or contracting services for land, sea
and air transportation and warehousing. There is also information on
procurement and contracting for goods, supplies, other services. This
includes a vendor database.
Western European Union (WEU)
The role of this site is to circulate information about the common
defense and security of the EU. This is achieved by providing data on
the economic cohesion of the area. There are several economic and trade
treaties whose texts are provided on line. There is also information on
these topics in the archives of the Transatlantic Treaty Forum page.
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