Last October we told you about a useful source of EU information called Info-Europa, a weekly newsletter that collated the latest information on EU legislation and proposed legislation. It was put together by Patrick Overy, who is based at the European Documentation Centre at the University of Exeter. Sadly this newsletter is being discontinued after 420 issues as the London Office of the European Commission which hosts this newsletter is re-designing its website and will no longer be able to host it in future.
An annual roundup of publications from 2015 based on last year’s newsletters is now available on Exeter’s EDC pages. Find it here. This list of official publications is categorised by subject and contains all major Commission documents in the following series: COM(Commission), JOIN (Joint Action), SEC (Secretariat) and SWD (Staff working document), together with a selection of major new pieces of legislation and press releases from the RAPID database and publications from other EU agencies, including the European Environment Agency and Eurostat.
The format of Info-europa is based on the Spanish newsletter still being produced weekly by Alfonso Moreira of the European Documentation Centre at the University of Valencia . To subscribe send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact email@example.com.
A good way to keep update is a source we have mentioned before from the European Documentation Centre at the University if Cardiff, European Sources Online, which updates information on a daily basis.
And here are some other sources we haven’t mentioned before:
The Letter from the Robert Schuman Foundation, published in five languages (French, English, German, Spanish and Polish);
Statewatch which monitors all aspects of civil liberties and human rights in Europe. Regular newsletters are mailed to subscribers. The service is free to use but donations are welcome to support their work;
Barcelona’s European Documentation Centre publishes a regular Newsletter in Catalan, now also available in other European languages: Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese and German. The newsletter categorises information from institutional and independent sources in 22 subject areas. To receive regular alerts go to the subscription page, enter your email, select language and click subscribe;
And finally, The Eurojargon blog by Eric Davies.
Why not have a look!