A Political and Economic Dictionary of Western Europe by Claire Annesley

By Claire Annesley

A Political and monetary Dictionary of Western Europe is a useful advisor for these looking explanation of phrases, or a brief reference resource. the diversity of entries is wide and encompasses the hot heritage and economic climate of every state of the zone in addition to political events, geographical good points, popular participants, foreign enterprises and key companies. It presents over six hundred key definitions and offers an summary of the altering political dimensions of Western Europe and its family with the ecu Union.

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Breton was, prior to this, chief executive of France Telecom and is credited with steering the company out of a debt crisis in 2002. As Minister of Finance Breton has the task of stabilizing the economy and the ministry—Breton is the fourth finance minister since the government of JeanPierre Raffarin came to office in 2002. Born on 15 January 1955 in Paris, Breton studied at the Ecole supérieure d’électricité. His professional career was based in major French companies such as Bull, Thomson and France Telecom.

He has also expressed his opposition to euthanasia, gay marriage and the use of marijuana. Born on 7 May 1956 in Kapelle, Balkenende graduated in history and law at the Free University of Amsterdam. In 1992 he obtained a doctorate in law with a thesis on government regulation and civil-society organizations. He was legal affairs policy officer at the Netherlands Universities Council in 1982–84 and then worked for the policy institute of the CDA until 1998 and part-time, in 1993–2002, as professor of Christian social thought at the Free University.

A particularly close ally of Bush, Blair strongly supported, and committed UK troops to, the US-led war in Iraq in 2003, despite the absence of a United Nations mandate. Until the war in Iraq Blair enjoyed A political and economic dictionary of western Europe 32 unprecedented approval ratings for a Labour Prime Minister serving a second term of office. He has, however, regularly been criticized for, on the one hand, being overly concerned with media image and ‘spin’ and, on the other hand, his presidential style of leadership.

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