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European Union: Where is the Beef?

Posted by: Ruth Levush

The following is a guest post by my colleague, Theresa Papademetriou, who is the Law Library of Congress Senior Foreign Law Specialist for the European Union, Greece, and Cyprus. Theresa has previously blogged on “New Greek Regulation Designed to Fight Tax Evasion Problem: Will it Work?” and on “The Cyprus Banking Crisis and its Aftermath: Bank Depositors …

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Firearms-Control Legislation and Policy: Global Perspectives

Posted by: Ruth Levush

The Global Legal Research Center of the Law Library of Congress recently completed a major report titled Firearms- Control Legislation and Policy (February 2013).  The study examines the different legal approaches taken by eighteen countries and the European Union with regard to various activities involving firearms.  The countries surveyed were Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, …

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New Greek Regulation Designed to Fight Tax Evasion Problem: Will it Work?

Posted by: Ruth Levush

The following is a guest post by my colleague, Theresa Papademetriou, who is the Law Library of Congress Senior Foreign Law Specialist for the European Union, Greece, and Cyprus. Theresa’s blog post highlights Greece’s efforts to address the country’s economic challenges by, among other actions, tackling a common problem of “unreporting” or under-reporting of taxable revenues by providers of goods and services.  Last month, …

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Civil War Military Trials

Posted by: Ruth Levush

This is a guest post by Pamela Barnes Craig, Instruction/Reference Librarian and co-author of Being Well-Informed:  Congress.gov Training.  As the Library of Congress opens the exhibit The Civil War in America with 200+ unique treasures, there remain many more valuable Civil War collections available for researching and viewing.  The Law Library of Congress has several of …

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Israel’s Upcoming National Elections: Background Information

Posted by: Ruth Levush

Israel is facing national elections shortly after the U.S. elections. Interestingly, Israel was mentioned more than 30 times  in the October 22, 2012 U.S. presidential debate . There is no doubt that the results of either election will have serious ramifications on both countries’ policies in the Middle East. On Oct. 16, 2012, the Knesset (Israel’s parliament) passed the Law for the dissolution …

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An Interview with Sophia Schick, Foreign Law Intern

Posted by: Ruth Levush

This week’s interview is with Sophia Schick.  Sophia is spending time working for the Law Library this summer as an intern in the Global Legal Research Center. In addition to the valuable contribution she is making, Sophia brings tremendous enthusiasm to her work. Describe your background.  I grew up in Meersburg, a small town of five  thousand inhabitants, …

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An Interview with Barbara Moore, Program Specialist for the Office of the Law Librarian

Posted by: Ruth Levush

Today’s interview is with Barbara Moore, Program Specialist for the Office of the Law Librarian of Congress, of whom you may have read recently in a blog post concerning the “Career Development Program Graduation.” Describe your background I am originally from Kenbridge, Virginia, a very small town about 71 miles west of Richmond.  I grew …