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EU NewsBrief

The Delegation of the European Commission to the United States launches its November 2009 newsletter highlighting the new EU leaders, the Lisbon Treaty, the EU-US Summit, and more.

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After Quake in Italy, Seeking Greener Pastures

L’AQUILA, Italy — On a recent autumn afternoon, half a year after a devastating earthquake struck here, a small flock of sheep and goats made its way through the ghostly, ravaged center of this ancient hilltop city. Read More…

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Germany leads eurozone out of recession

Frankfurt, Germany/Paris, France — The eurozone escaped recession in the third quarter, with Germany’s recovery gaining strength, but the rebound was less dramatic than expected and less strong than in the US.

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Islam and Contemporary European Literature Featured at Notre Dame

On November 16-17, the University of Notre Dame will host a symposium on “The Place of Islam in Contemporary European Literature.” The first jointly-sponsored conference by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and the Institute for Scholarship...

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Reflections on the fall of the Berlin Wall, 20 years later

University of Notre Dame political scientist James McAdams recalls the first time he stepped over the border from West Germany to East Germany in 1973 as a 19-year-old college student studying in West Berlin. “The first time I entered East Berlin, it felt like I was going to an anti-Disneyland....

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