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Charles Haughey

Charles Haughey  

(1925–2006)Irish politician, Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland (1979–81; 1982; 1987–92). He was President of Fianna Fáil from 1979 to 1992. He resigned as a result of a number of scandals.
Constitutional Convention, European

Constitutional Convention, European  

A forum convened in March 2002, with a brief to devise a draft constitutional makeup of the EU. This was to recognize the dramatic growth of the EU since the 1980s, as European integration both ...
Costas Simitis

Costas Simitis  

(b. 23 June 1936).Prime Minister of Greece, 1996–2004 Born in Athens, he studied law at Marburg (Germany) and then at the London School of Economics. Back in Greece he joined the political resistance ...
French Community

French Community  

A political union superseding the French Union, established by France in 1958 and comprising metropolitan France, its overseas departments and territories, and seven former French colonies in Africa, ...
Martinique

Martinique  

A Caribbean island under French sovereignty since 1635. In 1946, it became a French Overseas Department. In 1974 it was granted regional status, and in 1983 it received greater autonomy over its ...
Olive Tree

Olive Tree  

A fragmented coalition of centre‐left parties in Italy. Created in 1995, it became the major centre‐left coalition, known as the Union, and formed a government in 1996–2001, and from 2006. Led into ...
Romano Prodi

Romano Prodi  

(b. 9 Aug. 1939).President of Italy, 1996–8, 2006–  Born in Scandiano, he studied law and became a professor of economics at Bologna university, making his name as one of the founders of the Italian ...

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