Thursday, April 21, 2011

From the Heart of Europe | 21.04.2011, 14:00 UTC

DEUTSCHE WELLE / DW-WORLD.DE Newsletter

21.04.2011, 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

* US debt rating threat could prove a boon for Germany
* Europe to press oil giants on disaster clean-up responsibilities
* Frozen pizza chefs eye lucrative Chinese and Indian markets
* EU Commission budget demand sets up new battle with member states
* London homeowners cash in on royal wedding
* Foreign firms criticize Hungary's new constitution
* EU net neutrality, mobile Internet rules to take effect in May
* A quarter-century later, nations shore up Chernobyl
* Financial markets brace for debt 'tsunami'
* Germany may have aggravated debt crisis, experts say
* Global Media Forum 2011
* Find out what's making the news across Asia
* PARTNER SITE: Commentary from atlantic-community.org

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US debt rating threat could prove a boon for Germany

Standard & Poor's warning the United States could lose its AAA rating
may ultimately bring investment to Germany, reduce interest rates on its
bonds and help the country lower its own debt.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9v6cI45gen02I0

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Europe to press oil giants on disaster clean-up responsibilities

One year after the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of
Mexico, the EU's energy commissioner wants to make sure oil companies are
held responsible for cleaning up pollution off the coasts of Europe.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9v6cI45gen02I1

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Frozen pizza chefs eye lucrative Chinese and Indian markets

Frozen pizza sales helped Dr. Oetker get through 2010. The international
food producer wants to build up operations in China and India, but
logistics and social issues may keep frozen food from catching on there.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9v6cI45gen02I2

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EU Commission budget demand sets up new battle with member states

The EU Commission wants to increase the bloc's 2012 budget, but national
governments focused on slashing their own spending at home aren't keen to
fork over more money.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9v6cI45gen02I3

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London homeowners cash in on royal wedding

London's short-term rental market is booming, thanks in part to the royal
wedding in April. The shortage of hotels has prompted tourists flocking to
the city to look for alternative places to stay: private homes.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9v6cI45gen02I4

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Foreign firms criticize Hungary's new constitution

Budapest says a new constitution will help ensure long-term economic
prosperity. Businessmen aren't so sure - and they're still smarting from a
crisis tax, which they say unfairly targets foreign-owned companies.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9v6cI45gen02I5

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EU net neutrality, mobile Internet rules to take effect in May

Neelie Kroes, the EU's telecom commissioner, explains changes in level of
service and competition. The new directive will ensure that mobile phone
and Internet providers will allow customers to switch within one day.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9v6cI45gen02I6

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A quarter-century later, nations shore up Chernobyl

With nuclear safety firmly on the global agenda, many concerned eyes still
turn to Chernobyl, nearly 25 years after the world's worst nuclear
disaster. Efforts are now underway to shore up the plant's crumbling shell.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9v6cI45gen02I7

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Financial markets brace for debt 'tsunami'

After the Finnish anti-EU party's election success on Sunday, negotiations
on a bailout for highly indebted Portugal are set to get tougher. Meanwhile
in the US, a possible debt downgrade adds to the global credit woes.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9v6cI45gen02I8

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Germany may have aggravated debt crisis, experts say

The tough approach taken by Berlin to the EU's problem economies has made
the crisis even worse, some experts claim. They argue the countries on
Europe's peripheries should be supported rather than punished.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew9v6cI45gen02I9

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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=ew9v6cI45gen02Ia

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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=ew9v6cI45gen02Ib

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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=ew9v6cI45gen02Ic

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