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Library blog

Welcome to the blog of the Library of the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU, an information service for staff and delegates at the Council.

Event report
An overview of a conference attended by a team member of the Library.
Library note
Documented food for thought.
New books
An overview of the latest books acquired by the Library.
Reading suggestion
A reading worth sharing.
Think tank review
A monthly selection of EU-related papers published by think tanks across the world.

Latest posts

Think Tank Review - Issue 45/2017

Think Tank Review - Issue 45/2017

Welcome to issue 45 of the Think Tank Review. It references papers published in March 2017. The French presidential elections are the special focus of this edition.

10th anniversary of the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the EU

On 1 January 2017, ten years had elapsed since Romania and Bulgaria became members of the European Union.

23 April – World Book and Copyright Day

23 April – World Book and Copyright Day

23 April - World Book and Copyright Day - special tribute to books, the authors who wrote them and the copyright laws that protect them.

Think Tank Review - Special Issue: EU politics, extremist parties and populism

A compilation of articles about EU politics, extremist parties and populism included in the Think Tank Review since April 2016.

Most borrowed books in the Council Library in 2016

Most borrowed books in the Council Library in 2016

With World Book and Copyright Day coming up this Sunday, this is a good time to look back at our most borrowed books of 2016. Find out which titles were most in demand among our readers?

Visit to the library of the Museum of Natural Sciences, at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

Visit to the library of the Museum of Natural Sciences, at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

The Library and Research team recently visited the library of the Museum of Natural Sciences at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels.

Ever Closer Union: The Legacy of the Treaties of Rome for Today's Europe 1957-2017 - Online exhibition

Ever Closer Union: The Legacy of the Treaties of Rome for Today's Europe 1957-2017 - Online exhibition

The Rome Treaties of 25 March 1957 were a turning point in the process of European integration, giving birth to the European Economic Community (EEC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom). The online exhibition commemorates this momentous event with documents, photographs and audio-visual material.

Think Tank Review - Special Issue: departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union

Article 50 has been triggered: this special issue on Brexit provides links to both the full text and a short abstract of all the papers published by major think tanks world-wide between July 2016 and February 2017.

New books added to the Library collection - April 2017

New books added to the Library collection - April 2017

We would like to introduce you to the latest titles available on the Library shelves. As usual, we provide the link to the Library catalogue and a short abstract for each book.

Think Tank Review - Issue 44/2017

Welcome to issue 44 of the Think Tank Review. It references papers published in February 2017. This issue has a special focus on populism versus democracy, with think tanks focusing on the rise of populist parties.