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Summary July 10, 2009

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1) Café Babel reports that three out of ten Spaniards under 25 are unemployed
2) EU Unemployment Rates: Under 25s are most vulnerable
3) In Lithuania, unemployment is at 15.5%
4) Street Protests Led by Trade Union Leaders Across Europe
5) Europe-Based Research Group’s Economic Prognosis Bleak for the Global Scene
6) Sacred Space on the Web
7) Stopping Discrimination: Proposed EU law may force out faith-based social services
8) Should a Department of Islamic Theology Be Created in Strasbourg?
9) Comment: Muslim women freely choosing to wear the “full veil”
10) Hidden Sharia Law Courts Revealed in UK

11) World Database of Happiness
12) World Values Survey Results

13) The picturesque city of Strasbourg has become known as the red light district of Alsace
14) An update from “This Week in the EU” (June 29 – July 6)
15) An update from “This Week in the EU” (July 6 – 12)
16) Mitterrand’s Nephew Joins Sarkozy Cabinet
17) Churches Partner With Police Against Crime
18) The Church of Scientology is facing dissolution in France
19) New Slovak Language Law Seen as Discriminatory by Hungarian Critics
20) L’Oreal Guilty of Racial Bias

1) Café Babel reports that three out of ten Spaniards under 25 are unemployed July 10, 2009

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Three out of ten Spaniards under 25 are unemployed – the hardest-hit group in the EU (35.4%).

by Beatriz Bistué Garcés
Accessed July 9, 2009

http://www.cafebabel.com/eng/tag/2/Soci%C3%A9t%C3%A9/

2) EU Unemployment Rates: Under 25s are most vulnerable July 10, 2009

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From http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu

Total for May’09 = 8.9%
15-24 year-olds = 19.5%
Above 24 years = 7.5%

3) In Lithuania, unemployment is at 15.5% July 10, 2009

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Many are escaping under-EU-average salaries to look for work in other countries.

by Sebastien Gobert
Accessed July 9, 2009

http://www.cafebabel.com/eng/tag/2/Soci%C3%A9t%C3%A9/

4) Street Protests Led by Trade Union Leaders Across Europe July 10, 2009

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Excerpts from EUobserver article by Leigh Phillips, May 18, 2009

“Hundreds of thousands of workers took to the streets of European capitals over the weekend as the economic crisis squeezes wages and jobs across the continent in a series of official actions led by European trade union leaders.

“Some 350,000 people marched through the streets of (more…)

5) Europe-Based Research Group’s Economic Prognosis Bleak for the Global Scene July 10, 2009

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http://www.leap2020.eu/GEAB-N-36-is-available!-Global-systemic-crisis-in-summer-2009-The-cumulative-impact-of-three-rogue-waves_a3359.html

“At this stage of the global systemic crises’ process of development, contrary to the dominant political and media stance today, the LEAP/E2020 team does not foresee any economic upsurge after summer 2009…On the contrary, (more…)

6) Sacred Space on the Web July 10, 2009

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Excerpts from an article in The Irish Times by Alannah Gallagher

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/features/2009/0527/1224247489502.html

May 27, 2009

“As our lives get busier and busier there is less and less time for quiet spiritual contemplation…many of us no longer have time to drop into the local church for a moment of prayer…This, coupled with the fact that few churches open late these days, (more…)

7) Stopping Discrimination July 10, 2009

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Proposed EU law may force out faith-based social services

Excerpts from an article by Eekhoff Zylstra
http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2009/june/5.11.html

May 20, 2009

“Under an anti-discrimination directive passed by the European Union Parliament in April, Christian churches, schools, and social services in Europe cannot limit their membership to those who share their beliefs. (more…)

8) Should a Department of Islamic Theology Be Created in Strasbourg? July 10, 2009

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by Francesca Barca
Accessed July 10, 2009

http://www.cafebabel.com/eng/tag/2/Soci%C3%A9t%C3%A9/2/

“With more than 20 mosques, 30 catholic churches, 13 protestant churches, 9 synagogues and 10 Buddhist temples, many believe that the creation of an Islamic theology department would solve the problem of integration. Such an establishment is not permitted in secular France; but with a local statute and the system of ‘recognised faiths’, it can be in Strasbourg.”

9) Comment: Muslim women freely choosing to wear the “full veil” July 10, 2009

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article6584782.ece