Thursday, March 31, 2011

From the Heart of Europe | 31.03.2011, 14:00 UTC

DEUTSCHE WELLE / DW-WORLD.DE Newsletter

31.03.2011, 14:00 UTC
FROM THE HEART OF EUROPE

An inside perspective on key events that impact Germany and Europe

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Overview of Topics

* EU shores spread to Indian Ocean island
* Recycling criminals take Bundesbank for millions
* Germany jobless rate hits record low but consumers still wary
* Oil companies react to Germans' distrust of E10 fuel
* Calls for currency flexibility dominate China G20 meeting
* Radiation limits on Japanese food under fire
* Kosovo's president steps down after election ruled invalid
* Berlusconi visits Lampedusa, promises to remove migrants
* Berlusconi team calls for Clooney, Ronaldo as witnesses in sex trial
* Dutch court orders resumption of Wilders race hate trial
* Global Media Forum 2011
* Find out what's making the news across Asia
* PARTNER SITE: Commentary from atlantic-community.org

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EU shores spread to Indian Ocean island

Mayotte, a French protectorate since 1841, officially became a part of
France on March 31. As a result, the Indian Ocean island is the newest
territory belonging to the European Union.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9cn9I45gen02I0

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Recycling criminals take Bundesbank for millions

Germany's central bank has been scammed by a clever group of criminals.
Flight attendants were co-opted to smuggle disassembled euro coins back
from China, where they had been sent for recycling, prosecutors say.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9cn9I45gen02I1

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Germany jobless rate hits record low but consumers still wary

The number of Germans looking for work fell in March as Europe's largest
economy continued to rebound from the financial crisis. Consumption levels,
however, dropped slightly.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9cn9I45gen02I2

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Oil companies react to Germans' distrust of E10 fuel

Fuel containing 10 percent ethanol has been on the German market for four
months now, but many drivers are still unwilling to buy it. Fuel companies
are struggling to balance consumer demands with government regulations.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9cn9I45gen02I3

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Calls for currency flexibility dominate China G20 meeting

France and the US have used the opening day of the G20 meeting in China to
expound greater exchange rate flexibility and a strengthening of the
International Monetary Fund as a way to improve global financial stability.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9cn9I45gen02I4

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Radiation limits on Japanese food under fire

The European Union has introduced more frequent checks on food from certain
regions in Japan, but some experts say the radiation limits don't protect
human health.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9cn9I45gen02I5

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Kosovo's president steps down after election ruled invalid

Kosovan President Behgjet Pacolli has resigned after a top court ruled his
election invalid following accusations of irregularities. The
multi-millionaire's resignation could lead to fresh elections.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9cn9I45gen02I6

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Berlusconi visits Lampedusa, promises to remove migrants

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has visited the island of
Lampedusa, the destination of thousands of north African migrants. He
assured residents that their call for help was being answered.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9cn9I45gen02I7

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Berlusconi team calls for Clooney, Ronaldo as witnesses in sex trial

Actor George Clooney and footballer Cristiano Ronaldo appear on a list of
defense witnesses on behalf of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Berlusconi is accused of paying for sex with an underage prostitute.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9cn9I45gen02I8

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Dutch court orders resumption of Wilders race hate trial

After months of adjournments and objections, a Dutch court has given the
go-ahead for the race hate trial of Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert
Wilders, who faces charges including inciting hatred.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9cn9I45gen02I9

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Global Media Forum 2011

The fourth Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum "Human Rights in a globalized
World - Challenges for the Media", international conference, 20-22 June
2011, Bonn/Germany

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9cn9I45gen02Ia

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Find out what's making the news across Asia

Our daily reports and analysis on a wide range of issues from the world of
politics, business and culture provide an in-depth look at what's going on
in that part of the world.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9cn9I45gen02Ib

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PARTNER SITE: Commentary from atlantic-community.org

Atlantic-community.org is an online platform for transatlantic debate on
key issues of international politics and globalization. Find thought
provoking analysis from international policy leaders and decision makers.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9cn9I45gen02Ic

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