Title: “Summaries of EU legislation” website 
Resource Type: web links 
Producers or distributor European Commission 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Web link for product information: http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/index_en.htm  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Diffuse pollution-->Regulation
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Soil-->Soil Overview
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Short description: The “Summaries of EU legislation” website presents the main aspects of European Union (EU) legislation in a concise, easy-to-read and unbiased manner. It forms part of the Europa portal, which is published by the EU institutions. The website is a specialised information source together with EUR-Lex, PreLex and Europe Direct. Whereas EUR-Lex provides the full texts of all EU law documents, PreLex follows all legislative proposals during the decision-making process of the EU institutions and Europe Direct responds to citizens’ enquiries regarding the EU. This website complements the above by offering user-friendly summaries of sometimes rather long and technical EU legislation. Summaries of legislation This website provides approximately 3 000 summaries of EU legislation. They are offered in the form of factsheets disseminated under 32 thematic areas corresponding to the activities of the EU. The themes range from agriculture to transport, presenting comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of EU legislation. What is not covered, however, are legal decisions having only temporary interest, such as decisions on grants. Currently, the website is offered in 11 languages (the official languages of the EU before 1 May 2004), with more specialised information offered in five (German, Spanish, French, Italian and English). 
Link to Organisation(s): EC European Commission
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 11/07/2009

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