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A Political and Economic Dictionary of Western Europe by Claire Annesley

By Claire Annesley

A Political and fiscal Dictionary of Western Europe is a useful advisor for these looking rationalization of phrases, or a brief reference resource. the diversity of entries is extensive and encompasses the new historical past and financial system of every nation of the quarter in addition to political events, geographical beneficial properties, well-known contributors, foreign businesses and key companies. It offers over six hundred key definitions and provides an outline of the altering political dimensions of Western Europe and its kinfolk with the eu Union.

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The Bank is responsible for implementing the monetary and exchange rate policy of the European Central Bank in Greece. gr/ Banque Centrale du Luxembourg The Banque Centrale du Luxembourg is that country’s central bank. Founded in 1998, it was established so that Luxembourg would meet the criteria for participation in Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). These required all participating states to have an independent central bank which implements the policy of the European Central Bank (ECB) at national level.

Berlusconi first became Prime Minister following the 27 March 1994 election and headed a coalition with the Lega Nord and the National Alliance. The government resigned on 22 December 1994 following conflicts with his two coalition partners and because he had become subject to legal investigations relating to money-laundering, complicity in murder, connections with the Mafia, tax evasion and the bribing of politicians, judges and the tax police. Berlusconi became Prime Minister for the second time following the general election held on 13 May 2001; the campaign for the House of Freedoms coalition had been focused predominantly on him.

Brandt’s status in Germany grew and the SPD’s campaign slogan for the 1972 election was simply ‘Wählt Willy Brandt’ (Vote for Willy Brandt). The SPD managed to gain the status of the largest party in the Bundestag and formed another coalition with the liberal FDP. In 1973 Brandt travelled to Israel and was the first German Chancellor to address the United Nations in New York. By 1974 Brandt’s politics had been overtaken by a series of health problems and personal scandals. Brandt was prone to depression and would withdraw from the political scene, leaving others to deal with the detail of politics.

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