The Role of the UN Economic Commission for Europe

  • Fred Parkinson

Abstract

At a time when the question of détente in Europe is both topical and controversial, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe — traditional pivot of détente, as well as centre of tensions — straddling the ideological divides of Europe, is a suitable subject of investigation.

Keywords

Europe Hydrocarbon Marketing Turkey Egypt 

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Notes

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© Giuseppe Schiavone 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fred Parkinson
    • 1
  1. 1.University CollegeLondonUK

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