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Published by European Parliament Directorate General for Research in Luxembourg .
Written in English


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Statement[Niels Kristoffersen, Katrin Huber].
SeriesExternal economic relations series -- W-13
ContributionsHuber, Katrin., European Parliament. Directorate-General for Research.
The Physical Object
Pagination37p.
Number of Pages37
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16529358M

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