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From the Heart of Europe | 12.05.2011, 14:00 UTC

DEUTSCHE WELLE / DW-WORLD.DE Newsletter

12.05.2011, 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

* European identity is negotiated at Eurovision, says researcher
* Criminals intensify ATM skimming attacks
* Thousands forced from homes after deadly quakes hit Spain
* Renewed Greek woes see Spain fending off bailout doubts
* Denmark buckles to right-wing border control demands
* Greek savers stash cash abroad amid euro fears
* Strikes over austerity measures paralyze Greek capital
* Gay couples are entitled to equal pension benefits, EU court rules
* Coal's future suddenly looks brighter in Germany
* Coaching capitalists where communists once ruled
* Global Media Forum 2011
* Find out what's making the news across Asia
* PARTNER SITE: Commentary from atlantic-community.org

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European identity is negotiated at Eurovision, says researcher

The Eurovision Song Contest is often seen as a wacky competition of
questionable music and bad fashion choices. But a group of academics is now
researching how it also expresses people's conceptions of a unified Europe.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewabw3I45gen02I0

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Criminals intensify ATM skimming attacks

Tech-savvy criminals 'skimming' debit and credit card information from ATMs
stole some 60 million euros from German banks in 2010. Experts say
international security standards must be improved.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewabw3I45gen02I1

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Thousands forced from homes after deadly quakes hit Spain

Thousands were forced to sleep outdoors after two earthquakes hit southern
Spain, killing eight people and toppling buildings. The government has sent
soldiers to assist in rescue operations.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewabw3I45gen02I2

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Renewed Greek woes see Spain fending off bailout doubts

Greece is facing renewed doubts about the viability of its economy. These
worries mean that once again, Madrid is having to play down market
speculation that Spain might need its own EU bailout.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewabw3I45gen02I3

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Denmark buckles to right-wing border control demands

Denmark's far-right has pressured the government into reintroducing
security checks at the country's borders with Sweden and Germany. The move
comes amid concerns over an influx of migrants into Europe from North
Africa.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewabw3I45gen02I4

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Greek savers stash cash abroad amid euro fears

The Greek government estimates some 30 billion euros have been transferred
out of the country since early 2010. It's money banks in Germany and other
countries can profit from, but tact or subtlety aren't always a given.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewabw3I45gen02I5

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Strikes over austerity measures paralyze Greek capital

Greeks have staged a nationwide strike against government austerity
measures and spending cuts, prompting clashes with police in the capital,
Athens. Transit, education and news services have been frozen as a result.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewabw3I45gen02I6

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Gay couples are entitled to equal pension benefits, EU court rules

Germany still treats same-sex partnerships and heterosexual marriages
differently, but the EU's top court says married couples or those in
registered partnerships must get the same pension benefits.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewabw3I45gen02I7

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Coal's future suddenly looks brighter in Germany

The debate about the timing of Germany's nuclear exit strategy has made
coal's future look much rosier than before. Public subsidies for the coal
industry end in 2018, but private investors could pick up the slack.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewabw3I45gen02I8

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Coaching capitalists where communists once ruled

Ten years ago, some of Germany's biggest companies collaborated to launch a
private business school in former East Berlin with a focus on management,
technology and innovation.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewabw3I45gen02I9

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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=ewabw3I45gen02Ia

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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=ewabw3I45gen02Ib

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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=ewabw3I45gen02Ic

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