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Updated article: Chemicals management

Production volume of toxic chemicals, EU-15 (1).PNG
Since June 2007, REACH, the new European Union 'Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals', is in force. The major objective of REACH is to ensure a high level of protection for human health and the environment, by increasing knowledge about the hazardous properties of chemicals. This article explains the main statistics and indicators used for the assessment of the effectiveness of REACH. More ....

New article: Extra-EU trade in goods

Extra EU-27 exports by main partners, 2008.PNG
External trade, and especially the size and evolution of imports and exports, gives a good indication of how well the economy of the European Union is performing and how it is interacting with other countries in a global context. This article takes a close look at recent trends. More ....

New article: E-government statistics

Online interaction of enterprises during reference year and of individuals during last 3 months with public authorities in EU-27, 2004 - 2007.png
This article highlights the development and use of information and communication technology for interacting with public administrations in the European Union. This is one aspect of e-government, which is designed to improve public services and democratic processes by means of the Internet. More ....

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