Towards a More Comprehensive, Strategic and Cost-effective EU Foreign Policy: The Role of National Parliaments and the European Parliament

    • Title: Towards a More Comprehensive, Strategic and Cost-effective EU Foreign Policy: The Role of National Parliaments and the European Parliament
    • Author(s) / Editor(s): Julie SMITH (Author), Ariella HUFF (Author) and Geoffrey EDWARDS (Author) with additional assistance from Katrin BUCHMANN and Salvatore FINAMORE.
    • Publisher: European Union
    • Year: 2012
    • Language: English
    • Pages: 102
    • Size / Format: 2,1 mb / pdf
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Description: This study explores the powers of the EP and six selected national parliaments (the British, Danish, French, Irish, Italian and Polish) in setting, amending and scrutinising budgets. It then considers European engagement in three conflict regions – Libya, Palestine and Afghanistan – assessing how the selected parliaments have overseen various aspects of foreign policy, including finance for core activities and responses to sudden crises, and considers whether there are possible synergies between national and European budgets in foreign policy broadly defined.

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The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology 2012

    • Title: The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology 2012
    • Author(s) / Editor(s): World Bank (Author)
    • Publisher: World Bank Publications
    • Year: 2012
    • ISBN-10: 0821389963
    • ISBN-13: 978-0821389966
    • Language: English
    • Pages: 252
    • Size / Format: 1,6 mb / pdf
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Description: This Little Data Book presents tables for over 213 economies showing the most recent national data on key indicators of information and communications technology (ICT), including access, quality, affordability, efficiency,sustainability, and applications.

The Little Data Book on Private Sector Development 2012

    • Title: The Little Data Book on Private Sector Development 2012
    • Author(s) / Editor(s): World Bank (Author)
    • Publisher: World Bank Publications
    • Year: 2012
    • ISBN-10: 0821389955
    • ISBN-13: 978-0821389959
    • Language: English
    • Pages: 248
    • Size / Format: 1,8 mb / pdf
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Description: One of a series of pocket-sized books that provide a quick reference to development data on different topics, ‘The Little Data Book on Private Sector Development 2012’ provides data for more than 20 key indicators on the business environment and private sector development in a single page for each of the World Bank member countries and other economies with populations of more than 30,000. These more than 200 country pages are supplemented by aggregate data for regional and income groupings.

Israel and Iran: A Dangerous Rivalry

    • Title: Israel and Iran: A Dangerous Rivalry
    • Author(s) / Editor(s): Dalia Dassa Kaye (Author), Alireza Nader (Author), Parisa Roshan (Author)
    • Publisher: Rand Corporation
    • Year: 2012
    • ISBN-10: 0833058606
    • ISBN-13: 978-0833058607
    • Language: English
    • Pages: 116
    • Size / Format: 0,8 mb / pdf
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Description: Israel and Iran have come to view each other as direct regional rivals. The two countries are not natural rivals; they have shared geopolitical interests, which led to years of cooperation both before and after the 1979 Islamic revolution. But their rivalry has intensified recently, particularly with the rise of fundamentalist leaders in Iran and the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran posing grave strategic and ideological challenges to Israel.