European Union (EU)

The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union or confederation of 27 member states which are located primarily in Europe. The EU traces its origins from the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) and the European Economic Community (EEC), formed by six countries in 1958. In the intervening years the EU has grown in size by the accession of new member states and in power by the addition of policy areas to its remit.

For more details go to the following link:

http://europa.eu/pol/dev/index_en.htm

For details on NGOs go to the following link:

http://europa.eu/quick-links/non-profit-orgs/index_en.htm

For details on Publications go to the following link:

http://europa.eu/documentation/index_en.htm