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The legal order created by the European Union shapes our political life and society. Individuals are not merely citizens of their country, town or district; they are also Union citizens. 'The ABC of EU law' by Prof. Klaus-Dieter Borchardt examines the roots of the European project and its development as a legal order, and is a definitive reference work on the subject. It is intended for interested readers who would like an initial insight into the structure of the Union and the supporting pillars of the European legal order.
The energy sector is one of the pillars of growth, competitiveness and development for modern economies. To keep up with the ongoing transformation of the energy sector in Europe, we need data that is accurate and up-to-date. This publication provides an overview of the most relevant annual energy-related statistics for the European Union as a whole and for each of its Member States. The data contained in this pocketbook is drawn from several sources: from the European Commission’s services, from international organisations such as the European Environment Agency and the International Energy Agency and also from the European Commission’s estimates when other data is unavailable. The publication is divided into five parts: Part 1. Energy overview at global and EU levels. Part 2. Main energy indicators, at EU and Member States levels. Part 3. Socio-economic indicators in the EU. Part 4. Impact of the energy sector on the environment. Part 5. Country profiles – Main energy indicators. Indicators have been calculated using the methodology established by the European Commission – DG Energy. The appendices include a glossary and methodological notes. This publication was produced using the most recently available data.
The purpose of these guidelines is to provide basic practical advice and instructions to all persons involved in loading/unloading and securing cargo on vehicles, including carriers and shippers. They should also be useful for enforcement bodies performing technical roadside inspections in accordance with Directive 2014/47/EU and rulings of courts of law. It could also serve as a basis for Member States when taking the necessary steps for putting into practice the training of drivers, in accordance with Directive 2003/59/EC, on the initial qualification and periodic training of drivers of certain road vehicles for the carriage of goods or passengers. The guidelines aim to provide a guide for adequate cargo securing for all situations that may occur in normal traffic conditions. The guidelines should also serve as a common basis for both practical application and enforcement of cargo securing.