The westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Black Sea to the southeast, the Mediterranean Sea to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The economic and political association of 27 European member states, the European Union (EU) has developed a single market through which a standardized system of laws apply, and under this union, sixteen member states have adopted the euro as its common currency. In 2006, the EU had a gross inland energy consumption of 1,825 million tonnes of oil equivalent, with nuclear energy as the primary source of energy produced in the region. Currently, the EU imports around 82% of its oil and 57% of its natural gas resources.
Document Control involves the storage, access, indexing, retrieval, distribution and deletion of documents within an organization. Security, version control, availability, and audit trails are all considerations that must be made when managing electronic or physical documents. Document controllers typically oversee and facilitate the distribution and security of this information within an organization, and they often use electronic document management systems to do so.