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green paper

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capitals) (in Britain) a command paper containing policy proposals to be discussed, esp by Parliament

Green′ Pa`per



n.
Brit. and Canadian. a report presenting the policy proposals of the government, to be discussed in Parliament.
[1945–50]
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Noun1.green paper - a preliminary report of government proposals that is published in order to stimulate discussion
report, written report, study - a written document describing the findings of some individual or group; "this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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Green Paper

n (Brit) (Pol) → libro bianco
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There was a high dado of white wood and a green paper on which were etchings by Whistler in neat black frames.
Beside her was a mahogany stand bearing a cast bronze lamp with an engraved globe, over which a green paper shade had been balanced.
Lecount took a large green paper fan from the chimney-piece, and seated herself opposite her master.
Proposals outlined in the Green Paper include restructuring local development plans, against which applications are judged.
They are furious at Mr Blunkett's Green Paper on teaching which includes proposals for performance-related pay.
Internal Market Commissioner Michel Barnier believes that it is too early to predict the results of the consultation launched on 24 March with the publication of the European Commission's green paper on online gambling in the internal market(1).
The green paper draws particular attention to the urban dimension of transport policy and sheds light on some of the innovating policies that have been put in place by pioneering cities throughout Europe.
The European Commission is taking countless precautions as to its future green paper on urban transport.
And she indicated that her Education Green Paper may also include moves to offer the brightest pupils an 'extra challenge' beyond that currently offered at A-level.
The government yesterday confirmed that the green paper on abortion had been approved.