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North Rhine-Westphalia


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  • proper n. One of the component states of Germany according to the current administrative division of the nation.


Compound of North Rhine and Westphalia. (Wiktionary)


  • It wasn't clear late Sunday whether the center-left Social Democrats, or SPD, and their allies the Greens had won enough vote to form a governing majority in the state legislature of North Rhine-Westphalia, which is home to Germany's industrial heartland.

    German Election Delivers Setback to Merkel Party

  • Greens agreed over the past two weeks on a range of centre-left policies with an environmentalist note for North Rhine-Westphalia, which is home to about a fifth of the country's population.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • German states such as North Rhine-Westphalia can still charge only about 0.3% above the rock-solid German bond rate, at about 3%.

    The Guardian World News

  • Authorities in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia ultimately tested a package of bean sprouts found Tuesday in an infected family's trash can.

    Germany Now Says Sprouts Are to Blame for Outbreak

  • In May 2010 the chancellor's decision to bail out Greece, despite earlier taking a tough stance on Athens' financial problems, contributed to the CDU's defeat that month in another important German state, North Rhine-Westphalia.

    German Coalition Takes Hit

  • The congregation he leads in Ahlen, a small city of in the northwestern German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, was founded in the 1970s by Turkish guest workers recruited to work in the area's coal mines.

    Germany Tries to Forge European Brand of Islam

  • As a result of the restructuring, North Rhine-Westphalia will cease to have a "Landesbank," he said.

    WestLB Agrees to Break-Up Plans

  • Under the agreement reached late Thursday, WestLB will be split into a "Verbundbank" under the sole ownership of German savings banks and a "Service and Portfolio Management Bank," or SPM-Bank, owned by North Rhine-Westphalia.

    WestLB Agrees to Break-Up Plans

  • North Rhine-Westphalia and German savings banks will inject €1 billion each of fresh capital into the businesses.

    WestLB Agrees to Break-Up Plans

  • WestLB is owned by the North Rhine-Westphalia and regional savings banks.

    WestLB Agrees to Break-Up Plans


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