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Breaking the Oil Spell

The Gulf Falcons' Path to Diversification

This book discusses efforts by GCC countries to diversify their economies, and takes lessons from other countries that have generated long-term growth.

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Nordic civic society organisations and the future of welfare services
			: A model for Europe?

Nordic civic society organisations and the future of welfare services : A model for Europe? »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Aila-Leena Matthies

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289312899

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, National Welfare, Civic Society, Existing Research, Nordic Analysis, European Researchers, European Context

When well functioning national welfare states are put under pressure, also the tasks of civic society and citizens' mutual responsibility are being re-defined. Hence, the significance of the civic society organisat...

Micro-credit Networking for Women Entrepeneurs in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
			: Co-operation project within the network "Baltic-Nordic women in the rural areas" 1999-2004

Micro-credit Networking for Women Entrepeneurs in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania : Co-operation project within the network "Baltic-Nordic women in the rural areas" 1999-2004 »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Birgitta Wiberg

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289312080

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Business Economics, Information from Professional Advisers, Micro Credit Network, Financial Support, Regional and National Institutions, Regional Development

Micro-credit networking means so much more than giving a loan to a group of women who want to start a company: development of business ideas in co-operation with others training in business economics, book-keeping...

Evaluation of the Baltic Sea Region Testing Ground Facility

Evaluation of the Baltic Sea Region Testing Ground Facility »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9789289316019

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Evaluation of the Activities, Functioning of the Baltic Sea, Testing Ground Facility (TGF), Interviews with Key Stakeholders, Operations and Results of TGF, Internal Policies

This report carries out an evaluation of the activities and functioning of the Baltic Sea Region Testing Ground Facility (TGF). The assignment consists of three tasks: the evaluation of the operations of the TGF, i...

Assessing Options for Nordic-Baltic Co-operation in Biosafety

Assessing Options for Nordic-Baltic Co-operation in Biosafety »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289312110

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Genetically Modified Organisms, Emphasis on Environmental Aspects, Risk Assessment and Monitoring, Exchanging Information and Experiences, Reports from Group Discussions, Nordic and Baltic Authorities

This report is the outcome of a meeting arranged to assess the options and need for co-operation of Nordic and Baltic authorities regarding safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), with the emphasis on envi...

Productivity Growth in the Nordic Countries
			: An Appraisal of Analysis, Data and Methodological Information

Productivity Growth in the Nordic Countries : An Appraisal of Analysis, Data and Methodological Information »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289311847

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Country's Growth Rate, Labor Productivity and Relative Productivity, Economic Growth, Economy and national budget, Standards of Living, Development of Labor Productivity

Even small increases in a country's growth rate can result in large changes in living standards over just one generation. This key insight, which often seems to be forgotten by policymakers, is an important reason...

Methane Oxidising Bacteria as Environmental Indicators

Methane Oxidising Bacteria as Environmental Indicators »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Anne Grethe Hestnes , Svend Jørgen Binnerup , Mette Marianne Sven-ning , and Ingvild Wartiainen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289311366

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Methane Oxidising Bacteria, Methanotrophs, Halogenated Hydrocarbon, Environmental Perturbations, Chlorofluoromethanes, Monooxygenase Enzymes

This report focuses on methane oxidising bacteria (methanotrophs). The key function of methanotrophs as methane consumers and degraders of halogenated hydrocarbons bring them in the perspective of being useful indi...

Nordic Biomarker Seminar

Nordic Biomarker Seminar »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289311991

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Definition of Biomarkers, Working Group on Diet and Nutrition, Biomarkers of Nutritional Intake, Biochemical Indicators of Dietary Nutrient, Nutritional Epidemiology to Clinical Interventions, Nutritional Epidemiology Biomarkers

Biochemical indicators of dietary nutrient intake are called biomarkers. They are used in clinical settings to assess deficiency or excess of nutrients like iron, iodine, vitamin C and D. In nutritional epidemiolog...

Legislation on Biotechnology in the Nordic Countries
			: an overview

Legislation on Biotechnology in the Nordic Countries : an overview »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289312738

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Biotechnology, Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, Prenatal Diagnosis, Stem Cell Research, Cloning, Gene Therapy

The legislation on biotechnology varies markedly from one Nordic country to another. The aim of this report by the Nordic Committee on Bioethics is to give the reader information of the current status in the differ...

Critical Review of "Metals Environmental Risk Assessment Guidance for Metals" (MERAG)

Critical Review of "Metals Environmental Risk Assessment Guidance for Metals" (MERAG) »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Helena Parkman

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9789289315616

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Risk Assessment, Use of Metals, MERAG, NORAP, Chemical Safety Assessment, REACH Regulation

Risk assessment of metals may need specific guidance in how to handle natural background, essentiality, and long historical use of metals. It may also be necessary to take bio-availability into account. The aim of...

Risks and Management of Dioxins and Dioxin-like Compounds in Baltic Sea Fish: An Integrated Assessment
			: A Knowledge Evaluation and Discussion Document

Risks and Management of Dioxins and Dioxin-like Compounds in Baltic Sea Fish: An Integrated Assessment : A Knowledge Evaluation and Discussion Document »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Timo Assmuth , and Pauliina Jalonen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289312165

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Dioxins Analyzes of Risks and Management, Toxicology and Chemistry, Interest in the Topic Field, Boundary Object, Risks and Their Management, Synthesizes and Evaluates Knowledge

Dioxins, PCBs and related toxic compounds also in Baltic Sea fish have caused much interest, concern and activity. Dioxins have become a 'boundary object' uniting many disciplines and acting as a symbol also for ot...