England Various Travel Information

Tourist offices Great Britain Tourist Office Responsible for Germany, Austria, Switzerland VisitBritain – British National Tourist Board Dorotheenstr. 54 10117 Berlin Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 315 7190 Web: www.visitbritain.org Visit Britain 1 Palace Street London, SW1E 5HE Tel: 0044 – (0) 207 – 578 1000 Web: www.visitbritain.org Northern Ireland Tourism Board St. Anne’s […]

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Kosovo Judiciary

The applicable law, over which the judicial system has to watch, is derived from various sources, namely the laws that were passed by the Parliament of the Republic of Kosovo after the constitution came into force in 2008, the regulations of the UNMIK administration and laws from the years before 1999. This means that Kosovar […]

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Cambodia Foreign Policy

Cambodia Foreign Policy

Regional integration Cambodia was de facto not a member of the international community for a long time, as it was even represented by the Khmer Rouge and the rest of the government in exile at the United Nations until the early 1990’s. In 1999 the kingdom was admitted to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations […]

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Canary Islands Travel Guide

Azure, gold, black and turquoise are the colors of the Canaries . Seven main islands form the group of islands in the eastern central Atlantic that belongs to Spain : Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro. Furthermore, the smallest inhabited Canary Island La Graciosa, which does not have its […]

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Angkor and Thailand

Angkor and Thailand

Join a tour that takes you to the main sights of Thailand and Cambodia. The trip is in the spirit of culture and provides a good insight into modern Southeast Asia and the richness of variety that characterizes the region. During the trip, you will learn more about the ancient Siamese kingdoms and the Khmer […]

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South and North Korea

South and North Korea

Since the latter half of the 1940s, the Korean Peninsula has consisted of two separate states. The two Korean states, which once constituted the same Korean nation, have developed in diametrically different directions. South Korea has developed into a democracy with a market economy, while North Korea has remained a one-party state based on a […]

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Elsewhere in Thailand to Krabi

Traveling to Krabi

You can travel to Krabi both on your own and for a package tour organized by a travel agency. You can also connect other destinations to your own trip, but you can also combine Bangkok, for example, with some package tours. There are direct flights from Helsinki to Krabi, and a trip to Krabi from […]

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Milan Travel Guide

Milan is fashionable in all seasons. Interesting cultural attractions, great shopping and lively city life make Milan a fascinating holiday destination. Milan is a cultural tourist’s dream destination where old buildings and modern ways of life meet. The city is especially known for its high fashion and historically significant attractions. The city also offers the greatest […]

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FLIGHTS, ACCOMMODATION AND MOVEMENT IN JYVÄSKYLÄ Diverse Nature Sites, such as Oravivuori, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, attract people to the Jyväskylä region. Jyväskylä is playfully called the Athens of Finland, but the city actually resembles Rome in the sense that Jyväskylä is also easily accessible by several roads. It is easy to […]

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Alexandria Travel Guide

Alexandria combines a long history with beautiful beaches. Situated on the shores of the Mediterranean, Alexandria is Egypt’s second largest city and a historically significant destination. The city is reminiscent of Turkey or Greece. It is also known as the “Pearl of the Mediterranean”. History and beaches According to DigoPaul, Alexandria is located in northern […]

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Map of Zimbabwe Harare

Zimbabwe 2005

Yearbook 2005 Zimbabwe. The run-up to the parliamentary elections in March revealed that the ZANU-PF government party had problems with an internal power struggle. According to countryaah, Harare is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Zimbabwe. Several heavier party officials were removed from the ballot boxes, including Information Minister […]

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Zambia 2005

Yearbook 2005 Zambia. According to countryaah, Lusaka is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Zambia. The opposition was fiercely opposed to President Levy Mwanawasa throughout the year, who was accused of incompetence and authoritarian leadership. After a strike among the miners in the province of Copperbelt degenerated into riots […]

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Map of Yemen Sana'a

Yemen 2005

Yearbook 2005 Yemen. In and around the city of Sada in the northwest of the country, riots erupted in March and April as security forces clashed with supporters of government hostile spiritual leader Husayn Badr ad-Din al-Huthi who had been killed in fighting in 2004. Huthi’s organization Faithful Youth (Shabab al-Mumin) and an unknown number […]

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Western Sahara 2005

Yearbook 2005 Western Sahara. Police intervened in May and June against a large number of Sahrawis in the cities of El-Aaiún, Smara and ad-Dakhla who demonstrated against the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara. A number of protesters were arrested and twelve were sentenced in July to up to eight years in prison, among others..a. for […]

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Map of Vietnam Hanoi

Vietnam 2005

Yearbook 2005 Vietnam. According to countryaah, Hanoi is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Vietnam. Vietnam was the country most affected by the dreaded and well-known bird flu during the year. In October, 41 people in Vietnam had died of the disease and 91 cases had been documented since […]

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Map of Venezuela Caracas

Venezuela 2005

Yearbook 2005 Venezuela. According to countryaah, Caracas is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Venezuela. President Hugo Chávez’s party Movimiento V República (MVR) won, for the ninth time in a row since coming to power in February 1999, major in the December 4 congressional elections. However, the biggest reason […]

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Vatican City 2005

Yearbook 2005 Vatican City. According to countryaah, Vatican City is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Holy See. Pope John Paul II died at the age of 84 in his residence in the Vatican April 2 in the suites after a neck operation in February. After the operation, the […]

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Vanuatu 2005

Yearbook 2005 Vanuatu. According to countryaah, Port-Vila is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Vanuatu. Vanuatu’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sato Kilman visited China in January, the first official visit between the countries following Vanuatu’s controversial recognition of Taiwan in the autumn of 2004. It was then […]

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Map of Uzbekistan Tashkent

Uzbekistan 2005

Yearbook 2005 Uzbekistan. In February, a trial was initiated in the city of Andizjan in the Fergana Valley against a group of entrepreneurs arrested the year before. membership in extremist Islamic organizations. According to countryaah, Tashkent is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Uzbekistan. The detainees denied the accusations […]

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Map of Uruguay Montevideo

Uruguay 2005

Yearbook 2005 Uruguay. On March 1, new President Tabaré Vázquez, leader of the left-wing coalition Encuentro Progresista-Frente Amplio (EP-FA), was sworn into office. High hopes for a transformation of Uruguay had been linked to him, but already after two months he was subjected to internal criticism from Tupamaros, a former guerrilla group that makes up […]

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United States 2005

Yearbook 2005 USA. The beginning of President George W. Bush’s second term was marked by adversity for his Republican party. According to countryaah, Washington, D. C. is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of United States. The domestic political debate was permeated by bitter contradictions between the parties, and a […]

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United Kingdom 2005

Yearbook 2005 UK. Four Britons who were imprisoned in the US Guantánamo camp in Cuba were released at the end of January. They were arrested on arrival in the UK but released the following day. The men claimed to have been tortured in the camp, something the United States On April 9, Prince Charles marries […]

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United Arab Emirates 2005

Yearbook 2005 United Arab Emirates. Following pressure from the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF, United Arab Emirates President Khalifa ibn Zayid Al Nahyan issued a decree in July that stated that no children under the age of 18 would be allowed to work as camel jockeys in the country. In an agreement with UNICEF, the United […]

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Map of Ukraine Kiev

Ukraine 2005

Yearbook 2005 Ukraine. In January, the newly elected President Viktor Yushchenko took office. He appointed his armistice in last year’s “orange” revolution, the right-wing Liberal Yulia Tymoshenko, as new prime minister. She formed a broad coalition government with Yushchenko loyalist parties. pledged to fight corruption and to implement reforms in order to prepare Ukraine for […]

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Uganda 2005

Yearbook 2005 Uganda. As the year began, the government’s attempt to make peace with the Christian fundamentalist militia had just failed the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). In February, however, the government announced a new time-limited ceasefire to attract guerrillas to new negotiations. Some commanders gave up the fight during the year, and it was suggested […]

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Tuvalu 2005

Yearbook 2005 Tuvalu. According to countryaah, Vaiaku is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Tuvalu. Three parliamentary elections during the year favored the government, which in September had a two-thirds majority for the first time in five years. The majority gave the government the opportunity to change the constitution […]

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Map of Turkmenistan Ashgabat

Turkmenistan 2005

Yearbook 2005 Turkmenistan. At the New Year, Turkmenistan signed a new agreement with Ukraine on gas deliveries, which meant significantly increased revenue for Turkmenistan. The deal came after a price dispute that threatened Ukraine’s economy since Turkmenistan closed in mid-winter by deliveries to the heavily gas-dependent country. Turkmenistan is the world’s second largest gas producer. […]

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Turkey 2005

Yearbook 2005 Turkey. After 40 years of efforts, Turkey began membership negotiations with the EU on 3 October. During the fierce discussions that led to the last of the EU Council of Ministers in Luxembourg, Austria objected to Turkey being offered full membership. Only when the EU gave Austria’s protectionist Croatia green light to start […]

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Tunisia 2005

Yearbook 2005 Tunisia. According to countryaah, Tunis is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Tunisia. Attorney Mohamed Abbou was sentenced in May to three and a half years in prison for criticizing the treatment of prisoners in the country in an article on the Internet. The verdict prompted many […]

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Map of Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain

Trinidad and Tobago 2005

Yearbook 2005 Trinidad and Tobago. When elections were held to the local parliament in Tobago on January 17, the ruling bourgeois party PNM (People’s National Movement) won eleven of the twelve seats. According to countryaah, Port-of-Spain is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Trinidad and Tobago. A mandate went […]

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Tonga 2005

Yearbook 2005 Tonga. According to countryaah, Nuku’alofa is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Tonga. Clive Edwards, one of the ministers who had been fired in the fall of 2004, stepped down in January, accusing Crown Prince Tupouto and his younger brother Prime Minister Lavaka ‘Ulukalala Ata of being […]

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Map of Togo Lome

Togo 2005

Yearbook 2005 Togo. According to countryaah, Lome is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Togo. President Gnassingbé Eyadéma died in a heart attack on February 5. He turned 69 and was the African leader who reigned for the longest time. He took power in a coup in 1967. The […]

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Map of Thailand Bangkok

Thailand 2005

Yearbook 2005 Thailand. According to countryaah, Bangkok is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Thailand. The parliamentary elections in January became a triumph for Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, whose party Thai straight Thai (‘Thais love Thais’) got just over 60% of the vote and 375 of the National Assembly’s […]

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Map of Tanzania Dodoma

Tanzania 2005

Yearbook 2005 Tanzania. According to countryaah, DDodoma is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Tanzania. The fact that Tanzania has been a democracy since 1992 was hardly noticeable in the general elections that were held in late autumn. The Revolutionary Party (Chama Cha Mapinduzi, CCM) who ruled throughout the […]

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Map of Tajikistan Dushanbe

Tajikistan 2005

Yearbook 2005 Tajikistan. Ahead of the February parliamentary elections, the opposition found it difficult to register candidates, and its election campaign was thwarted by the ruling party, which in turn gained considerable space in the media. According to countryaah, Dushanbe is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Tajikistan. Several […]

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Map of Taiwan Taipei

Taiwan 2005

Yearbook 2005 Taiwan. As a result of the December 2004 parliamentary elections, when the opposition party Nationalist Party (Guomindang, GMD) won the most seats, Taiwan got a new government in January. President Chen Shuibian appointed Frank Hsieh from his own Independent Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) as prime minister. Hsieh formed a DPP-led government, but the […]

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Map of Syria Damascus

Syria 2005

Yearbook 2005 Syria. According to countryaah, Damascus is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Syria. Syria found itself increasingly isolated during the year. When Lebanon’s former prime minister Rafiq al-Hariri was assassinated in Beirut on February 14, the Lebanese opposition was quick to point out Syria and Lebanon’s pro-Syrian […]

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Map of Switzerland Bern

Switzerland 2005

Yearbook 2005 Switzerland. In June, Switzerland approved the accession to the EU’s Schengen and Dublin conventions on closer security cooperation. According to countryaah, Bern is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Switzerland. This means that Switzerland will be part of the passport-free Schengen area. Parliament had decided on accession […]

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