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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.

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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The Member States shall use the questionnaire attached to this Decision as a basis for drawing up the report to be submitted to the Commission concerning the implementation of Directive 96/61/EC, which sets out a legislative framework dealing with integrated pollution prevention and control.

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The purpose of this Directive is to provide for measures, procedures and guidance in order to prevent or reduce negative effects on the environment (particularly the pollution of surface water, groundwater, soil and air) and of the global environment (including the greenhouse effect) as well as any other risk to human health that might result from landfilling of waste.

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This document represents the response at the Community level to serious problems that European coastal zones are currently facing, such as habitat destruction, water pollution, coastal erosion and resource depletion. The document presents a series of conclusions and recommendations which constitute an European Union Strategy for Integrated Coastal Zone Management.

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Bangladesh
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The objectives pursued by this Agreement are to enhance and develop the various aspects of cooperation between the Contracting Parties in several areas, including among others environmental protection, trade and commercial cooperation, human and animal health.

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Portugal is hereby authorized for a period of eight years to carry out in the regions referred to in the Annex attached a programme for the conversion of land currently under arable crops to extensive livestock production, up to a maximum of 200 000 hectares. To this end, Portugal shall be allotted a specific autonomous national reserve.

Regulations
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This Regulation extends up to eleven years the period during which Portugal shall be authorized to carry out in certain regions the conversion of land currently under arable crops to extensive livestock production. At the end of the 11 year following the entry into force of this Regulation, unallocated premium rights shall lapse and the specific reserve shall be abolished.

Regulations
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This Recommendation lays down principles to be followed in the implementation of Council Resolution of 6 May 1994 on a Community strategy for integrated coastal zone management. The Recommendation consists of six Chapters: (I) A strategic approach; (II) Principles; (III) National stocktaking; (IV) National strategies; (V) Cooperation; (VI) Reporting and review.

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