I have three more publications available for review in 'Focus'. Anyone
interested in providing me with 250-300 words on one of the following should
contact me as soon as possible. Deadlines are 31 March for number 1 and 30
April for numbers 2 and 3.
1 - EU Information Handbook 2004
Published by AmCham EU, November 2003, c400 pp.
- biographies, pictures, portfolios and cabinets of all members of the
European Commission, including the latest available organigrams of all the
Directorates-General, as well as office numbers, e-mails, direct phone and
fax numbers for over 1000 officials
- contact details of all MEPs as well as the complete list of observer MEPs
- 12 tables and diagrams illustrating the timeline, structure and
inter-relationship of the institutions;
- full organigrams of the 15 Permanent Representations in Brussels, extended
contact details for current and future EU Presidency holders as well as
Diplomatic Missions of Wider Europe countries;
- information sources in EU Member States as well as the Accession Countries
Price: 90 EUR.
NB A review of the 2003 edition appeared in Focus for March 2003.
2 - The European Public Affairs Directory 2004.
Published by Landmarks, December 2003 (14th edition), 504 pp.
Described by the publisher as: "the indispensable professional tool for
anyone wanting to contact close to 15,000 top European decision-makers in
Brussels and the European Union. You will find the name and title of the
appropriate person, their address, telephone and fax number, as well as
their e-mail, website and area of specialisation."
Includes: "a wealth of essential contacts such as key people in
corporations, EU institutions, trade associations and NGOs, as well as law
firms, consultancies and media" and "large coverage of New Member States'
regional representations, media, diplomatic missions, lawyers, etc."
Price: Belgium - 105 EUR; EU outside Belgium - 109.00 EUR; elsewhere -
NB A review of the 2003 edition appeared in the January 2003 issue of Focus.
3 - Revolutionary and Dissident Movements of the World, John Harper
Publishing, February 2004.
Describing itself as "An invaluable reference tool for understanding the
sources of political instability and terrorism throughout the world", this
volume "Covers illegal political organizations in every country of the
world, including: movements seeking autonomy or secession, groups of the
extreme left or right acting outside the constitutional framework,
proscribed parties and governments-inexile, terrorist organizations with a
The history and contemporary significance of each organization is explained,
as is the political background against which it operates. The book also
"Demonstrates the impact, country by country, of global currents, such as
the rise of Islamist movements, as well as the widespread strength of
secessionist aspirations and the horrific human toll arising from local
conflicts between these forces and central authorities."
Indexes more than 5000 organizations and individuals, with entries on every
country in the world.
The first edition since 1991.
Nearly 600 pages.
Cost: £95 (c142 EUR).
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