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December 2, 2011


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Forging Partnerships: The European Coal & Steel Community

In 1951, six countries took the first big step toward the creation of the European Union when they established the European Coal and Steel Community.

December 2, 2011


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The Biotech Debate

While genetically modified foods have become commonplace in America, European public debate about biotech has been rife with references to “Frankenfoods.”

December 2, 2011


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Butter Mountains: The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy

The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy was designed to combat food shortages after WWII, but it still accounts for almost half of the European Union’s budget.

December 5, 2011


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Creating The Euro Zone

The continental currency was created in the hopes that it would stimulate trade and strengthen the coordination of monetary policy among EU member states.

December 6, 2011


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Serbia And Croatia, On The Road To The EU

Today, both Croatia and Serbia are potential candidates to join the European Union.

December 6, 2011


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Strengthening The Union: The Maastricht Treaty

The treaty extended the EU’s authority to new policy areas and laid the groundwork for the future euro.

December 7, 2011


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Growing Pains

Enlargement brings new opportunities for Indiana residents and businesses, since it simplifies travel and trade with these members.

December 7, 2011


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Seeking Unity On Security

Member states have been reluctant to cede control in foreign policy matters.

December 8, 2011


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Emissions Trading Schemes

The European Union has set a target to reduce its emission levels to twenty percent less than its nineteen ninety levels by two thousand twenty.

December 12, 2011


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Constitutional Differences

In 2005, French and Dutch voters shocked the European establishment by rejecting a proposed European Union Constitution.

December 12, 2011


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Coping With Crisis

The recent European Debt Crisis has exposed economic divisions among the countries using the euro.

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