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Criminal Defamation
... defamation law across the globe, as well as showing countries that have special protections for political leaders or functionaries of the state ... database on criminal and civil defamation provisions in 55 countries, including all European countries, all member countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, the United ...
Economy Of Spain - Growing Reduction of European Union Funds
... considerably in recent 20 years due to economic standardization in relation to other countries and the effects of EU enlargement ... funds the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union (CAP) is spread across more countries (the Eastern Europe countries have a significant agricultural sector) ... progressed strongly in absolute terms) and due to the incorporation of less developed countries, lowers the average income per capita (or GDP per capita), so that ...
Geography Of Libya
... Libya is fourth in size among the countries of Africa and seventeenth among the countries of the world ... of the major European nations and linked the Arab countries of North Africa with those of the Middle East, facts that throughout history had made its urban centres bustling crossroads rather than isolated ...
Anti-globalization Movement - Criticisms - Lack of Widespread "Third World" Support
... Critics have asserted that people from poor countries (the Third World) have been relatively accepting and supportive of globalization while the strongest opposition to globalization has ... that a cessation or reversal of globalization would result in many people in poor countries being left in greater poverty ... has proved to be competitive, why do industrial countries start feeling concerned about our workers? When all of a sudden there is a concern about the welfare of our workers, it is suspicious." In ...
Retirement
... In most countries, the idea of retirement is of recent origin, being introduced during the late 19th and early 20th centuries ... Nowadays most developed countries have systems to provide pensions on retirement in old age, which may be sponsored by employers and/or the state ... In many poorer countries, support for the old is still mainly provided through the family ...

Famous quotes containing the word countries:

    Our democracy, our culture, our whole way of life is a spectacular triumph of the blah. Why not have a political convention without politics to nominate a leader who’s out in front of nobody?... Maybe our national mindlessness is the very thing that keeps us from turning into one of those smelly European countries full of pseudo-reds and crypto-fascists and greens who dress like forest elves.
    —P.J. (Patrick Jake)

    At the end of one millennium and nine centuries of Christianity, it remains an unshakable assumption of the law in all Christian countries and of the moral judgment of Christians everywhere that if a man and a woman, entering a room together, close the door behind them, the man will come out sadder and the woman wiser.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    [W]e are all guilty in some Measure of the same narrow way of Thinking ... when we fancy the Customs, Dresses, and Manners of other Countries are ridiculous and extravagant, if they do not resemble those of our own.
    Joseph Addison (1672–1719)