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Inside The EU: A Beginner's Guide To Brussels

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from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Patricia Hogwood, University of Westminster

There is confusion about how the European Union operates - particularly among those who see it as undemocratic. The EU is made up of a balanced set of governance institutions that works in similar ways to a national government. But it also has to link up with the people making the decisions in national governments across its member states.

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What We Read Today 23 May 2016

Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary 'reading list' which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for 'reading list' items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

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The Top-15 Worst Countries To Be Gay In Europe

by Felix Richter, Statista.com

-- this post authored by Niall McCarthy

The ILGA's Rainbow Europe list has revealed that Malta, Belgium and the UK are Europe's most LGBTI-friendly nations.

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Infographic Of The Day: Invest Now To Keep Pace With Public Sector Data

What innovations and improvements are coming from US Census?

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Using sensitive sound equipment the team try to find out how an owl can fly so silently compared to other birds.


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Brexit Would Be Death Knell For British Influence In The World

from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Catherine Gegout, University of Nottingham

David Cameron warned in a major foreign policy speech on May 9 that peace and stability cannot be assured in Europe if the UK leaves the European Union. The prime minister is right: the EU is a guarantee for peace in Europe.

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April 2015 Philly Fed Coincident Index Rate of Year-over-Year Rate Of Growth Essentially Unchanged

The year-over-year rate of growth of the US Coincident Index was unchanged from last month's level. A comparison of this US Coincident Index with the Aruoba-Diebold-Scotti business conditions index, Conference Board Coincident Index, ECRI's Coincident Index, and the Chicago Fed National Activity Index follows.

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