Belgrade Model EU 2015 Documents

Paperback Book vs. Amazon Kindle
Paperback Book vs. Amazon Kindle

Dear participants of the Model European Union simulation 2015, I totally support the aim of the simulation organisers to print less paper during the conference.

So I will provide, as I did last time, the juridical texts in various eBook formats! The text used in the conference are shortened! The original sources are probably these ones:

Regulation:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2015.169.01.0001.01.ENG
Directive:
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:JOL_2015_068_R_0001

BEUM Shortened Versions! Please be aware of the fact that the documents below are based on a modified, shortened version of the original texts.

Regulation

Source: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/a9ddb05b2c9bf890d75b042ac/files/BEUM2015_Regulation.docx

In English:

Directive

Source: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/a9ddb05b2c9bf890d75b042ac/files/BEUM2015_Directive.docx

In English:

How it is done

Save the following ruby script in an executable file called formatter.rb.

#!/usr/bin/env ruby

if ARGV.first == "--help" or ARGV.size == 0
  puts <<-EOF
usage: formatter.rb SOURCE_FILE

Creates ebooks in various formats and if there is a pdf with same name in
same folder, it creates a booklet ready for duplex printing (long-edge).

Source file has to be supported by libreoffice. Requires libreoffice (soffice),
pdfjam (pdfbook), and calibre (ebook-convert)
Copyright 2014 Robert Riemann - licensed under GPL v2 or higher.
  EOF
  exit
end

source = File.expand_path ARGV.first
abort("ERROR: File #{source} doesn't exist.") unless File.exists? source

basename = File.basename source, '.*'

puts "source #{source}"

# prepare for input filter of ebook-convert
# %x[soffice --headless --convert-to docx #{source}]
docxfile = basename + '.docx'

# convert to ebook
%x[ebook-convert #{docxfile} #{basename}.mobi] # kindle old
%x[ebook-convert #{docxfile} #{basename}.azw3] # kindle new
%x[ebook-convert #{docxfile} #{basename}.epub] # default, legacy

# is there a pdf ?
# pdffile = "#{File.dirname(source)}/#{basename}.pdf"
# puts "pdf #{pdffile}"
# if File.exists? pdffile
#   %x[pdfbook --booklet false --signature '32' --suffix 'booklet' #{pdffile}]
# end

Download formatter.rb