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March 22, 2017
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Sometimes the Vatican thinks like a politician

The leaked US diplomatic cables from Wikileaks points to Vatican’s political mind. The cables reveal Pope John Paul II’s dream of a Christian Europe. The Pope and his Ministry were hopeful the introduction of Euro as a common currency in … Continue reading

September 1, 2014
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Sustainable, sharing communities explored in Karen Litfin’s book ‘Ecovillages’

Karen Litfin is a University of Washington associate professor of political science and author of the book “Ecovillages: Lessons for Sustainable Community.” She answered a few questions about the book, and her work, for UW Today. Q: What is the … Continue reading

June 28, 2014
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A plan to share the carbon budget burden

For 20 years, the international community has been unable to agree on a coordinated way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. J. Timmons Roberts, the Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology, has co-authored a four-step compromise toward emissions reduction that … Continue reading

January 7, 2014
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German speaking Jews were force behind European unity

A little-remembered Jewish culture in Germany and Austria between the 1870s and 1930s was a hotbed of ideas which drove the formation of the European Union, according to new research. Literary and film scholar Dr Cathy Gelbin from The University … Continue reading

November 9, 2013
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Recent immigration to the UK: New evidence of the fiscal costs and benefits

UK immigrants who arrived since 2000 are less likely to receive benefits and less likely to live in social housing than UK natives. What’s more, over the decade from 2001 to 2011, they made a considerable positive net contribution to … Continue reading

October 20, 2013
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‘Zeitarbeitsfirma’ (temporary employment agency): The ‘other side’ of Germany’s labour market

There are hundreds of ‘Zeitarbeitsfirma’ or ‘temporary employment agency’ dominating the current German labour market. These agencies lease workers mostly on short-term basis to different industries, supermarkets and other business enterprises. Leased workers (In German: Lieharbeiter or Zeitarbeiter) are normally … Continue reading

October 1, 2012
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IBM Teams With ESB to Develop an Electric Vehicle Smart Charging IT System in Ireland

ARMONK, N.Y. and DUBLIN – 01 Oct 2012: IBM today announced that it has teamed with ESB ecars to implement a fully integrated smarter charging IT system that will help manage electric vehicle public charge points, which are being rolled … Continue reading