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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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International Conventions or Treaties
Bangladesh, Eastern Europe, Europe, Northern Europe, Asia, Southern Asia

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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Regulations
Eastern Europe, Europe, Northern Europe

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.

Amends: Council Regulation (EC) No. 1017/94 concerning the conversion of land currently under arable crops to extensive livestock farming in Portugal. (1994-04-26)

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Legislation
Eastern Europe, Europe, Northern Europe

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. Further provisions describe the procedure for obtaining premium rights.

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Regulations
Eastern Europe, Europe, Northern Europe

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. Member States shall adopt a strategic approach to the management of their coastal zones.

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Legislation
Eastern Europe, Europe, Northern Europe

The purpose of this Directive is to regulate the use of sewage sludge in agriculture in such a way as to prevent harmful effects on soil, vegetation, animals and man, thereby encouraging the correct use of such sewage sludge. Member States shall prohibit the use of sludge where the concentration of one or more heavy metals in the soil exceeds the limit values which they lay down in accordance with Annex I A and shall take the necessary steps to ensure that those limit values are not exceeded as a result of the use of sludge.

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