Thursday, April 14, 2011

From the Heart of Europe | 14.04.2011, 14:00 UTC

DEUTSCHE WELLE / DW-WORLD.DE Newsletter

14.04.2011, 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

* Italian far-right urges use of weapons against refugee 'invasion'
* Swiss bank settles German tax probe with 50 million euro payment
* Mephisto 'sin-vestment' fund stirs up controversy
* Bosnian Serbs to challenge central judiciary with referendum
* Europe takes note as Norway smashes the glass ceiling
* Finance, security and privacy collide in SWIFT controversy
* Opposition offers support as EU rules out Portuguese bridge loan
* Lukashenko calls for review of politicians' statements
* Industry coalitions drives electromobility forward
* Global Media Forum 2011
* Find out what's making the news across Asia
* PARTNER SITE: Commentary from atlantic-community.org

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Italian far-right urges use of weapons against refugee 'invasion'

Two politicians from Italy's Northern League party want to control Italy's
refugee problem by taking up weapons. The staunchly anti-immigration party
is an increasingly strong voice in Silvio Berlusconi's government.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9q10I45gen02I0

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Swiss bank settles German tax probe with 50 million euro payment

The private Swiss bank Julius Baer has agreed to pay 50 million euros to
the German government, in response to an investigation into tax evasion in
Germany.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9q10I45gen02I1

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Mephisto 'sin-vestment' fund stirs up controversy

Investors in Germany can now place bets on the seven deadly sins. A new
fund focuses on firms that derive a significant portion of their revenues
from 'unethical' industries like casinos, weapons, tobacco and alcohol.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9q10I45gen02I2

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Bosnian Serbs to challenge central judiciary with referendum

Long crippled by strong ethnic and religious divisions, Bosnia-Herzegovina
is a largely dysfunctional state. Soon the country's only national court
will be challenged in a referendum by Bosnian Serbs.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9q10I45gen02I3

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Europe takes note as Norway smashes the glass ceiling

As Europe searches for more ways to achieve gender balance in corporate
boardrooms, Norway offers a strikingly simple solution to bring in more
women. The problem? A lot of people hate it.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9q10I45gen02I4

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Finance, security and privacy collide in SWIFT controversy

An organization set up to facilitate and streamline international monetary
transfers has turned into a political football over the past five years.
Banks need access to the information SWIFT provides, but do governments?

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9q10I45gen02I5

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Opposition offers support as EU rules out Portuguese bridge loan

The EU has ruled out a bridge loan to help tide over indebted Portugal
until elections set for June. Meanwhile, the Portuguese opposition has
expressed willingness to help the government implement austerity measures.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9q10I45gen02I6

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Lukashenko calls for review of politicians' statements

Belarusian President Lukashenko has ordered a review of politicians'
statements after suspects detained over Monday's metro bombing confessed to
the attacks. The review may signal a crackdown on opposition groups.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9q10I45gen02I7

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Industry coalitions drives electromobility forward

Many carmakers, parts suppliers and chemical companies are pooling
resources to develop electromobility solutions. Daimler and Bosch are
setting up a joint venture to build electric motors - an industry first.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9q10I45gen02I8

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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=ew9q10I45gen02I9

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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=ew9q10I45gen02Ia

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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=ew9q10I45gen02Ib

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