I n t r o d u c t I o n
Introduction Key publications of the European Union is a catalogue presenting a selection of priced and free-of-charge publications published by the Publications Office, the European Union’s publisher. It is a booklet promoting the most recent and most popular titles of the EU institutions and other bodies, including:
the Official Jounal of the European Union, the flagship publication, indicating the content and the various subscription options;
many titles covering European Union legislation; books and booklets about the environment, economy and finance, education and culture; and
publications offering statistics on a wide range of subjects. Entries for each publication indicate the title, the subtitle, a short description of the content, language availability, bibliographical information (year of publication, number of pages, format, ISBN and catalogue number) and price.
The structure of this catalogue is organised by theme — see the list on page 5. For easier searching, you will find two indexes: thematic and alphabetical.
The language versions that are available for a publication are listed, using the following abbreviations for the official languages of the European Union:
BG Bulgarian ES Spanish CS Czech DA Danish DE German ET Estonian
EL Greek EN English FR French GA Irish IT Italian LV Latvian
LT Lithuanian HU Hungarian MT Maltese NL Dutch PL Polish PT Portuguese
RO Romanian SK Slovak SL Slovenian FI Finnish SV Swedish
The prices of publications are given in euro but do not include VAT and postage and packing.
Subscription rates are valid until 31 December 2011 and include the postal charges for surface mail.
How to obtain EU publications Publications for sale: via EU Bookshop (http://bookshop.europa.eu) Priced subscriptions (see page 85): via one of our sales agents (see list on pages 93–95) Free publications:
via EU Bookshop (http://bookshop.europa.eu), where you can also download a free PDF version of most publications
at the European Commission’s representations or delegations (see list on pages 101–106)
Activities of the European Union
Agriculture • Forestry • Fisheries
Economy • Finance 34
Environment • Ecology
External relations 46
Industry • Enterprise • Services 47