In the news over the past week:|
- recommendations on directors' pay and on remuneration in the financial services sector
- changes to DG Competition's publications programme
- evaluations of FP6 and FP7 research programmes
- a ban on the use of dimethylfumarate (DMF) enters into force
- the Commission issues the 2009 Ageing Report
For more details and to see other news items, go to our news archive
The Association's AGM will take place on 11 May at the European Parliament, London.|
The AGM will form part of a wider meeting, which will include Ian Thomsonís annual review of EU information and the presentation of the Associationís Awards, which this year are being sponsored by Justis.
The meeting will start at 2.00 pm and will end at approximately 4.30. Entry is free of charge. If you wish to attend, please let us know as soon as possible, via the contact details at the end of this page.
|Our training day on EU case law, scheduled for 12 June, has been cancelled due to insufficient bookings. Apologies to those people who wished to attend - we'll try to arrange the course again when the economic situation improves!|
New - 'How To: 6 - How to trace national implementing measures', includes details of how to find national laws implementing EU Directives, using EUR-Lex, N-Lex and other sources. The How To takes the form of a two-sided pdf file, with live links. Available FREE to EIA members and soon available for non-members to buy online.|
Our aim is to add at least one new publication to the website each week - a target which we're now working hard to meet on a regular basis.
We're also experimenting with producing online training materials, which we hope to offer shortly to EIA Members, as a series of audio-visual presentations on topics such as navigating Europa, finding a Directive, Using PreLex etc.
Embarrassed by EU information? Not sure where to find that EU document mentioned in the news?|
We've all been there, but now our AskEric enquiry service, exclusive to EIA Members, can save your blushes by confidentially answering all manner of questions, from EU basics, through 'where can I find it' queries, to the ins and outs of databases.
We're here to help, so AskEric - and say goodbye to EU information embarrassment!
Visit the website to logon and send your AskEric question.
Here's a question received recently: What does SEC mean on the front page of a COM Doc? Iíve found COM(2009) 115 final, and under the title, it says SEC(2009) 287.
AskEric answered: SECdocs are so-called because they are produced by the Secretariat of the Commission. The COMdoc or Commission document youíve found is ĎReport on progress in creating the internal gas and electricity marketí. The SEC reference is to an accompanying document which in this case is a Staff Working Document from the Commissionís Directorate-General for Transport and Energy (DG TREN), which includes technical annexes to the main report (i.e. to the COMdoc).
SECdocs are now available via EUR-Lex - choose ĎPreparatory actsí, then ĎSEC documentsí. You can either browse or you can find a specific document using its number. In this case itís well worth doing, because the SECdoc is 47 pages long, while the COMdoc is just 13.
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