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Wednesday 29 July 2015

Culture & Tourism

Focus 2015: world film market trends. [18th ed.].

Corporate Author:
European Audiovisual Observatory. Council of Europe

Already in its 18th edition the FOCUS is commissioned from the European Audiovisual Observatory by the film market organiser at the Cannes Film Festival, the Marché du Film. The FOCUS presents the latest trends on all the major film markets around the world regarding film production and distribution as well as admissions. Published since 1998 by the Marché du film (Cannes, France), FOCUS is edited by the Department for Information on Markets and Financing of the European Audiovisual Observatory.

  • ISBN: 9789287181220
  • £27.00

Europe

The referendum on UK membership of the EU: assessing the reform process: 3rd report of session 2015-16.

House of Lords papers (2015-16) - 30.
Corporate Author:
European Union Committee

The UK Government has announced its intention to hold a referendum on UK membership of the EU by the end of 2017. This short report analyses the reform process that will now take place. The Government is right to press for a referendum as soon as possible in order to minimise uncertainty. Yet it must bear in mind the potential for delay and disruption in what will inevitably be a contentious process. The Government must also be mindful of the potential impact on the UK Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2017. It would be highly undesirable to hold the referendum during the Presidency, and the Government must be ready to take contingency action if required. There is uncertainty over the specific roles to be played by key UK negotiators including the Prime Minister, the Foreign Secretary and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, as well as over how the internal Whitehall coordination process will work. The Government needs to explain not only how the negotiating process will operate from the UK point of view, but also how it will engage with key interlocutors in the EU institutions.

  • ISBN: 9780108558108
  • £9.00

Health

WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation: report on the scientific basis of tobacco product regulation: fifth report of a WHO Study Group.

WHO technical report series 989.
Corporate Author:
WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation. World Health Organization

This report presents the conclusions reached and recommendations made by the members of the WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation (TobReg) at its seventh meeting in December 2013, during which it reviewed background papers specially commissioned for the meeting, and which dealt, respectively, with the following four themes: Novel tobacco products, including potential reduced exposure products ; Smokeless tobacco products: research needs and regulatory recommendations ; Reduced ignition propensity cigarettes: research needs and regulatory recommendations and Non-exhaustive priority list of toxic contents and emissions of tobacco products.

  • ISBN: 9789241209892
  • £27.00

Health

Strenghtening health system accountability: a WHO European region multi-country study.

Corporate Author:
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Author:
Juan Tello, Claudia Baez-Camargo

This report takes stock of the measures that countries in the WHO European Region have put in place to strengthen their health systems' accountability since the adoption of the Tallinn Charter: Health Systems for Health and Wealth (2008) and the Health 2020 policy framework (2012). Recent years have undoubtedly brought significant challenges to the health systems in the Region, including international and national environments affected by an economic crisis, increased health needs and scarcity of resources. Nevertheless, countries across the Region have taken abundant and significant steps to improve health-system accountability. This report summarizes countries' experiences with strengthening health-system accountability in the context of the momentum created by the Tallinn Charter and Health 2020, by setting rigorous goals and measuring and reviewing health systems' performance.

  • ISBN: 9789289050937
  • £18.00

Social Issues

The state of social safety nets 2015.

Corporate Author:
World Bank

Over the last decade, a policy revolution has been under way in the developing and emerging world. Country after country are systematically providing noncontributory transfers to poor and vulnerable people, in order to protect them against economic shocks and to enable them to invest in themselves and their children. Social safety nets or social transfers, as these are called, have spread rapidly from their early prominence in the middle-income countries of Latin America and Europe increasingly to nations in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East-and today, more than 130 developing countries have made investments in social safety nets an important pillar of economic development policies. The State of Social Nets 2015 documents the state of the social safety net agenda in low- and middle-income countries. It compiles, analyses, and disseminates data and developments at the forefront of the social safety net agenda drawing heavily from the survey and administrative data in the World Bank's Atlas of Social Protection: Indicators of Resilience and Equity (ASPIRE), a comprehensive international database.

  • ISBN: 9781464805431
  • £24.00