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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 extensive and encompasses the hot historical past and economic system of every kingdom of the sector in addition to political events, geographical positive aspects, popular contributors, foreign enterprises and key companies. It presents over six hundred key definitions and offers an summary of the altering political dimensions of Western Europe and its kin with the eu Union.

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At/ Austrian Trade Union Federation The Austrian Trade Union Federation, or Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund (OeGB), is the main trade union organization in Austria. 4m. employees in 13 individual trade unions. The OeGB represents the interests of its members to employers, the state and to all political parties; it is a non-partisan organization. The OeGB’s political objectives are to improve the voice of labour in the economy and society, to defend social security, to improve working conditions, the democratization of the workplace and to campaign for full employment.

He was elected onto the executive of Scottish Labour in 1977 and has been Member of Parliament for the constituency of Dunfermline East since 1983. Brown was opposition Chancellor in 1992–97 and he reluctantly agreed in 1994 not to oppose Tony Blair in the Labour Party leadership contest that followed John Smith’s death. uk/ Bundesbank The Bundesbank, the central bank in Germany, was founded in 1957. An independent institution free from political interference, the Bundesbank pursued a policy of price stability.

Elected as leader of the Labour Party in 1994 following the death of John Smith, Blair campaigned for reform of Clause 4 of the Labour Party’s constitution, which committed the party to the goal of collective ownership. The proposal was accepted in 1995 and it shifted the party towards the political centre, securing Blair’s reputation as a modernizer and as the architect of ‘New Labour’ and the so-called ‘Third Way’. As Prime Minister, Blair has successfully led the Labour Party’s programme of social and constitutional reform, including devolution for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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