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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Constitutional Right to an Education in Selected Countries

Describes the law of twenty countries on the right to education, and whether the right appears in the national constitution or in statutory law.  From the Law Library of Congress

(Argentina     Brazil     China     education     Egypt     France     Germany     Great Britain     Greece     India     Israel     Italy     Japan     laws/regulations     Mexico     Russia     South Africa     Turkey)

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


Greek Debt Crisis: Background and Developments in 2015

Categories: European Union,Financial Crisis/Markets,Great Britain,Greece

This briefing provides background to and analysis of developments in the Greek debt crisis, including an overview of the origins of the crisis, a review of latest developments, and examines what would happen if Greece left the Eurozone. House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 7114


The Greek Debt Crisis: Overview and Implications for the United States

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Financial Crisis/Markets,Greece

Describes the budgetary and economic problems in Greece, and the implications of the crisis for European unity and U.S. economic and political relations.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


The Sea Route to Europe: The Mediterranean Passage in the Age of Refugees

Categories: Greece,Immigration/Migration,Italy,Middle East Conflict,United Nations

Tables, charts, and narrative which describe the number of refugees arriving in the first 6 months of 2015, the reasons for their refugee status, the shift in the primary routes used by refugees, and the struggle of European countries to cope with the refugee tide.  From the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees


Economic Crisis in Greece

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Financial Crisis/Markets,Greece

Brief report on the background causes and current situation with regard to Greece’s economic crisis.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Vol. XXI, Cyprus; Turkey; Greece

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Greece,History,NATO,Turkey

Provides documents on U.S. foreign policy toward the eastern Mediterranean region during the Carter Administration.  Focuses on trying to reunify Cyprus, restore Greece to the NATO military alliance, and to end the arms embargo directed against Turkey.  From the State Department


The Eurozone Crisis: Overview and Issues for Congress

Updates earlier reports with details of late summer events which calmed the financial markets.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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