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Can Europe shoulder its military burden on its own? 
As Britain’s military shrinks, US concerns grow
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Ouch.
Editorial cartoon by Michael Ramirez. For more cartoons, visit our Commentary page.

Ouch.

Editorial cartoon by Michael Ramirez. For more cartoons, visit our Commentary page.

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Europe still lags in building legislation to curb the use of conflict minerals. To its credit, the European Commissions is concerned with the weaknesses of current international conflict diamond legislation that must be improved and the need to build legislation that maintains the Kivus (where many of the minerals are mined) economy while stifling the funds supporting human rights abuses in the region.

READ: Europe can improve upon US’s ‘conflict minerals’ legislation: ICG

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By the #’s: Europe’s E. coli outbreak

The European Union is planning to offer €150 million ($220 million) in aid to European farmers who have suffered huge financial losses because of last week’s E. coli outbreak in northern Germany.

Too bad that’s not even close to the total loses across Europe.

  1. The Spanish government estimates that farmers have lost €200 million ($293 million)
  2. The Netherlands has lost €50 million ($73 million)
  3. The German Farmers’ Association estimates that the country’s 10,000 farmers have been losing €5 million ($7.3 million) a day
  4. Belgium has lost approximately €4 million since the outbreak
  5. Portugal’s farmers have lost an estimated €3 million since the outbreak began

Read more details on each country.

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