Documentation Centre

The Documentation Centre of the European Institute of Romania can value oneself on one of the largest collection of books in the field of European affairs in Romania. Here, book lovers can find about 3,000 works, many of them published in international languages ​​such as English, French, Spanish, German or Italian. However, Romanian authors, experts in various fields of European integration, are not neglected.

The Documentation Centre will soon facilitate access to those interested in borrowing books, all titles in the library will be found on the website of the European Institute as an online catalogue. Moreover, the Institute does not charge any fee as far as the borrowing of books is concerned. The beneficiary can choose up to three volumes to be returned within three weeks from the date of borrowing.

The books in the library are arranged according to the subject they treat or according to the field. Each book or magazine has a unique mark, designed to help finding the work as quickly as possible. The areas in which the publications are structured are the following: The Economic and Monetary Union, The Internal Market, General Policies, Institutional Affairs, Legislation, Political Science, International Relations, Economics and Dictionaries.

A considerable part of the works from the Economic and Monetary Union field address a topical issue for the world economy: the survival of the single currency and the dangers the euro area is exposed to; among the representative books one can mention “European Monetary Integration: Past, Present and Future” written by  Etic J. Pentecost and André van Poeck, “The Euro: the First Decade” whose authors are Marco Buti, Servaas Deroose, Vítor Gaspar and João Noguiera Martins and “The Integration of Romania in the European Monetary Union” written by Mihaela Tofan.

Within the Institutional Business field, one can find several copies of the sixth edition of “Policy-making in the European Union”, coordinated by Helen Wallace, Mark A. Pollack and Alasdair R. Young, a reference book for all those who are competent in the field of European affairs. IER is proud of this editorial issue because it was translated and published by the Institute. Apart from the possibility to consult this book at the Documentation Centre or to borrow the volume, one can also buy this book.

The International Relations and the Political Science include many reference titles in the field, among which we can mention “Treaties of the Council of Europe” and “A History of Power in Europe: Peoples, Markets, States” written by Wim Blockmans, a book that treats in an original way the variations in the balance of power for over 1000 years and how they have permanently changed the history and destiny of Europe.

The economic area is represented by a considerable number of books and dictionaries of specific terms, many of which are written in English. From a Romanian perspective, one can mention as reference works for this category: “European Economic Integration: With the Romanian insight” written by Radu Şerban, “Romania’s economy in the complexity of integration” by Gheorghe H. Popescu and “End of illusion economy: Crisis and anti-crisis. A heterodox approach” written by Liviu Voinea.

Last but not least, anyone entering the European Institute library can easily notice the four magnificent volumes of “Time of tearing down, time of creation” written by the former President of Romania, Emil Constantinescu. Each volume carries a significant subtitle: “The two sides of the wall”, “Touchstones”, “The world we live in” and “Books of change”.

On the shelves of the Documentation Centre, apart from books, one can find both dictionaries and international periodicals like The Financial Times, Le Monde diplomatique, or The Economist.

In addition to the volume dedicated to the European policy making, all the publications of the European Institute of Romania can be purchased from the Documentation Centre. These publications are structured on several categories, some of them published in bilingual edition, English-Romanian.

Thus, the collection of four Strategy and Policy Studies SPOS 2012 provides detailed definitions for the national policies on migration, on European Affairs at national level, on taxing the financial transactions and on Romanian exports. The four studies are: “Prospects of migration policy in the current demographic context of Romania”, “Coordination of European affairs at national level. Mechanisms of cooperation between the Government and the Parliament in the field of European affairs. A comparative study in the EU Member States”, “Taxing financial transactions and its consequences on economic growth, financial stability and public finances”, “Prospects and challenges of Romanian exports in the period 2010-2014, in terms of bilateral and regional trade relations of the EU”.

Those who are interested can also read “Romanian Journal of European Affairs”, the first work in Romania whose subject is centered on the process of European integration and the role of Romania in the European Union, published by the European Institute of Romania since 2001.

The publications of the Translation Coordination Service that are on sale must also be mentioned: from the glossaries (“Glossary on the Treaty of Lisbon”, “Legal Glossary”, second edition), the guides (“Style guide for the translators of the acquis communautaire into Romanian”, the fifth edition, “Guide for the translation into Romanian of the European Court of Human Rights Case-Law”) and the Case-Law collections (“ECHR Case-Law - recent cases against Romania”, tomes 1-2, “Historical Case-Law of Community Courts - collection of summaries”, tomes 1-5).

We kindly invite you to the Documentation Centre of the European Institute of Romania.