By Claire Annesley

A Political and monetary Dictionary of Western Europe is a useful advisor for these looking explanation of phrases, or a short reference resource. the variety of entries is large and encompasses the hot historical past and economic system of every state of the area in addition to political events, geographical beneficial properties, admired members, overseas businesses and key companies. It offers over six hundred key definitions and offers an outline of the altering political dimensions of Western Europe and its kin with the eu Union.

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These reforms established the administrative regions of Flanders, Walloon and (bilingual) Brussels with members of the national parliament sitting in regional authorities. Powers over policy areas such as A–Z 27 public works, the environment, employment, health and transport were devolved to the regions. In addition, authorities representing three linguistic communities—French, Flemish and German—were established to manage education and cultural policy. Belgium was transformed into a full federal state composed of communities and regions with a constitutional amendment agreed in the ‘Saint Michael’s Accord’ in September 1992 and voted into law in July 1993.

He is married to Cherie Booth and they have four children. uk/ Bloco de Esquerda—see Left Bloc, Portugal Bondevik, Kjell Magne Kjell Magne Bondevik has been Prime Minister of Norway since October 2001. A member of the Christian People’s Party (KrF), he currently heads a minority government together with the Conservative Party and the Liberals. The parties won voter favour in 2001 by promising improvements in public services; they have also reduced taxes, using income from Norwegian oil wealth instead.

In addition, authorities representing three linguistic communities—French, Flemish and German—were established to manage education and cultural policy. Belgium was transformed into a full federal state composed of communities and regions with a constitutional amendment agreed in the ‘Saint Michael’s Accord’ in September 1992 and voted into law in July 1993. The bicameral parliament was reduced in size; the Kamer from 212 seats to 150, and the Sénat from 184 seats to 71. Also, the Sénat can no longer block federal legislation; it now exists to mediate conflicts between the constituent institutions of the federal state.

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