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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Refugee Law and Policy

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/refugee-law/index.php?loclr=bloglaw

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

 

Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States

Categories: China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Germany,Japan,Korea,Taiwan

https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/international/exchange-rate-policies/Documents/2016-4-29%20%28FX%20Pol%20of%20Major%20Trade%20Partner%29_final.pdf

Reviews developments in international economic and exchange rate policies, especially how those policies affect bilateral trade with the U.S.  Discusses factors used to assess whether a major trading partner has a significant trade surplus with the U.S., a material current-account surplus, and engages in persistent one-sided intervention in the foreign exchange market. Establishes a monitoring list of countries of concern.  From the Treasury Department

 

National Parliaments

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

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/national-parliaments/national-parliaments.pdf

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

 

The Prevalence of Apprenticeships in Germany and the United States

Categories: Careers,Education,Germany,Labor/Employment

http://www.richmondfed.org/publications/research/economic_brief/2014/pdf/eb_14-08.pdf

Compares Germany’s use of employer-financed apprenticeships with U.S. focus on comprehensive general education as alternative approaches toward career training.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

 

Portal des Bundesarchivs zum Ersten Weltkrieg

Categories: Defense/Military,Germany,History

http://ersterweltkrieg.bundesarchiv.de/

A collection of hundreds of thousands of records and images from World War I placed online by the German government upon the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the conflict.  From the Federal Republic of Germany

 

Germany’s 2013 Election: Shaping the Future

Categories: European Union,Germany,Great Britain

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP13-73.pdf

Following the September 2013 elections, this research paper speculates on what lies ahead for Germany and the government led by Angela Merkel with its new centre-left coalition partner.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 13/73

 

U.S. National Archives Releases 11,000 Newly Declassified Documents Relating to Berlin, 1962-1986

Categories: Communism,Foreign Affairs,Germany,History

http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2014/nr14-09.html

Press release announcing release with links to portion of documents that are available online.  From the National Archives and Records Administration

 

Guest Worker Programs

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/guestworker/2013-008925%20FINAL091013.pdf

Discusses guest worker programs in 13 countries and also provides information on the European Union’s Proposal for a Directive on Seasonal Employment.  The country surveys cover such topics as guest worker recruitment and sponsorship, visa conditions and quotas, and the availability of a path to permanent status.  From the Law Library of Congress

 

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