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The European Union is a unique economic and political union between 28 European countries that together cover much of the continent.

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The EU was created in the aftermath of the Second World War. The first steps were to foster economic cooperation: the idea being that countries that trade with one another become economically interdependent and so more likely to avoid conflict.

The result was the European Economic Community (EEC), created in 1958, and initially increasing economic cooperation between six countries: Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Since then, a huge single market has been created and continues to develop towards its full potential.



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EU Task Force on Land Tenure

Manuals & Guidelines
Octubre, 2004

In recent years, issues of access to land and natural resources have been of growing concern to developing country governments and donors. Much evolution in experience and thinking has taken place over this period, with several multilateral and bilateral donors drawing up new policy papers on land.

Commission Decision 2003/241/EC amending Commission Decision 1999/391/EC of 31 May 1999 concerning the questionnaire relating to Council Directive 96/61/EC concerning integrated pollution prevention and control (IPPC) (implementation of Council Directi...

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The questionnaire attached to Decision 1999/391/EC is replaced by the questionnaire attached to this Decision. The Member States shall use this questionnaire as a basis for drawing up the report to be submitted to the Commission pursuant to article 5 of Directive 91/692/EEC and article 16(3) of Directive 96/61/EC covering the period 2003 to 2005.

Commission Decision 2009/431/EC granting a derogation requested by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with regard to England, Scotland and Wales pursuant to Council Directive 91/676/EEC concerning the protection of waters against ...

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By virtue of this Decision, England, Scotland and Wales are granted a derogation for the purpose of allowing a higher amount of livestock manure than that provided for in the first sentence of the second subparagraph of paragraph 2 of Annex III to Directive 91/676/EEC, subject to the conditions prescribed by these provisions.

Council Directive 96/61/EC concerning integrated pollution prevention and control

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The aim of this Directive is the integrated prevention and control of pollution arising from the activities listed out in Annex I, such as energy industries, production of basic organic chemicals, waste management, production of pulp from timber, slaughtering and production of food products from animal or vegetable raw materials. This Directive lays down measures designed to prevent or reduce, as the case may be, emissions in the air, water and land from the activities aforementioned, in order to achieve a high level of the environment taken as a whole.