A Glance at European Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Marriage

October 21, 2013

The age old notion of marriage being solely the union of a man and woman may now be transforming to include same-sex unions, at least in Europe. While the European Union hasn’t taken an official stance on same-sex marriage–i.e, no member states must allow same-sex marriage in order to be part of the union–is has […]

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Are DUIs Punished More Harshly in Europe?

October 15, 2013

The specific criminal offense for driving while intoxicated is called DUI, or driving under the influence. In the United States, all states have the same standard for what is considered a level of intoxication, which is a blood alcohol content level of .08 percent. Those who violate the .08 percent limit are fined and will […]

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A Look at Legal Education in the United Kingdom

October 10, 2013

There are several institutions throughout the United Kingdom that offer prospective law students the opportunity to obtain a legal degree. A legal education has many advantages for the academic learner. Most universities permit students to pursue one of several branches of the law, and each offers plenty of options for prospective students. United Kingdom Legal […]

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Why Are Swiss Banks So Highly Regarded?

October 1, 2013

Many people are familiar with the reputation of Swiss banks, and having a secret Swiss bank account has become a popular benchmark of wealth and intrigue. There are many reasons why Swiss banks came to be considered the paramount financial institutions for stashing and securing wealth. The Origins of Swiss Banking Switzerland lies at the […]

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How Difficult is it to Immigrate to the United States?

September 20, 2013

Every day, the American media reflects upon the plight of prospective immigrants and the ensuing controversy concerning illegal immigration. According to Department of Homeland Security, over one million immigrants were granted legal permanent resident status in 2011 and there were an estimated 11.5 million illegal immigrants living in the US in 2012. To give those […]

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How Difficult is it to Become an EU Citizen?

September 14, 2013

The European Union is one of the largest federations of states in the world, comprising 28 individual countries across the continent of Europe. Those citizens belonging to any country within the European Union can move and reside freely throughout the entirety of the European Union Federation. European Union citizenship is automatically given to any persons […]

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Prominent European Lawsuits Involving Mesothelioma

September 12, 2013

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is caused by asbestos products. The building industry has used asbestos in construction projects because of its fire resistant quality. There have been several asbestos related deaths due to exposure to this building material, however. A form of cancer called mesothelioma results from the toxic exposure to […]

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Signs You May Have Suffered a Brain Injury

August 27, 2013

Incurring a brain injury can be a traumatizing experience, and can have lasting and devastating effects on your physical and emotional health. And while many people are able to fully recover from a brain injury, it is important to know and understand what to expect afterwards. Here are a few signs that you may have […]

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Unique Traffic Laws in Europe

August 27, 2013

No matter where you drive, chances are there is an odd traffic law you are unaware of. Per CNBC, Kansas has a law that states it is illegal to screech your tires, while Hilton Head, South Carolina says it’s illegal to store trash in your car. When it comes to Europe, the rules of the […]

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Essential Information for Those Getting Ready to Go Through Customs

August 26, 2013

International travel comes with a lot of fun and excitement. But, unfortunately, it can also come with a lot of headaches. Often, these headaches are the result of waiting until you can finally get through customs. What is Customs? Customs is a government agency that is responsible for controlling the goods that are allowed into […]

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