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Refugee Law and Policy

Describes the law and policy on refugees and other asylum seekers in 22 countries and the European Union.  Includes laws and regulations governing the admission of refugees, processes for handling them, assistance provided to them, requirements for naturalization, and whether policies have been affected by recent emergencies.  From the Law Library of the Library of Congress


National Parliaments

Categories: Australia,Canada,China,France,Germany,Govt Processes/Organization,Great Britain,Japan,Korea,Mexico

Describes major country parliamentary systems including historical background, structure and composition, political parties, role of officers and committees, elections, and legislative process

From the Law Library of the Library of Congress


Mobile Device Use While Driving: United States and Seven European Countries, 2011

Categories: France,Germany,Great Britain,Spain,Telecommunications/Internet,Transportation

Presents estimates of the prevalence of driver distraction related to mobile device use for the U.S. the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain and three other countries.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Nuclear Weapons R&D Organizations in Nine Nations

Categories: Arms Control,China,Defense/Military,France,Great Britain,India,Israel,Korea,Nuclear Arms,Pakistan,Russia,Science/Technology

Describes which agency in each of the nine nuclear club nations is responsible for research and development of nuclear weapons, whether these agencies are military or civilian, and the evolution of this agency in the U.S. from 1942 to date.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


European Health Expectancies: Country Reports

Categories: European Union,France,Germany,Great Britain,Health/Medical,Italy,Spain,Statistics

A series of reports for the countries of the European Union on life expectancies and healthy life years and how each country compares to the EU as a whole.  From the European Commission


Comparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G-8 Countries: 2011

Categories: Canada,Education,France,Germany,Great Britain,Italy,Japan,Russia,Statistics

Compares key education outcomes and contexts such as academic performance, education expenditures, and education attainment in the G-8 countries.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Muslims in Europe: Promoting Integration and Countering Extremism

Categories: European Union,France,Germany,Great Britain,Immigration/Migration,Spain,Terrorism

This report examines policies in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom to promote the integration of Muslim populations into the broader society.  Also evaluates the role of the European Union in shaping European laws and policies related to integration and counter-radicalization.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the U.S. Department of State Foreign Press Center


International Comparisons of Hourly Compensation Costs in Manufacturing, 2009

Reports that hourly compensation costs in manufacturing industries in the U.S. in 2009 were lower than in 12 European countries and Australia, but higher than in 20 other major manufacturing countries.  Average hourly compensation costs in manufacturing in the U.S. rose about 4% to $33.53.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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