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Southern European


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  • adj. Of, from, or pertaining to Southern Europe, its people, or its culture.
  • n. A Southern European person; one who comes from or lives in Southern Europe.


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  • Debt that turns into equity if a lender hits trouble is gaining favor among Southern European governments propping up troubled banks.

    What's News: Business & Finance

  • Over these ten years, with European interest rates low and with wages rising outside Germany, unit labor costs rose in Spain, Italy, Ireland, and Greece to at least 25 percent above those of Germany, and according to a recent Goldman Sachs study, those Southern European countries lost an astonishing 25 percent of their global market share.

    Beyond the Crash

  • Germany is forcing Ireland and Southern European countries to pursue painful fiscal austerity policies, in the hope that slashing deficits will win back investors' trust.

    Europe's Crisis Widens

  • In France and other Southern European countries this type of trucks only go back to the late 1950s-early 60s, if only because these countries still had at the time narrow roads even major national roads had 3 lanes at most: one in each direction and a “suicide lane” in the center used to overtake cars going in either direction and no freeways.

    Great debate over future commutes « Stephen Rees’s blog

  • Known as PROTESTANTS, because of Luther's protest against widespread corruption in the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, the Reformation quickly spread throughout Northern Europe and made significant inroads into Southern European countries where it was eventually defeated by the COUNTER REFORMATION and the INQUISITION which ruthlessly persecuted Protestants as HERETICS who were burnt at the stake.

    Concise Dictionary of Religion

  • _Figaro_ was 'developed from the depths of his subjective moral consciousness,' whereas the _Figaro_ of a Southern European is _the thing itself_ -- like Charles Mathews playing the part of Charles Mathews, or like the Greek comedian's imitation of a pig's voice, by pinching a veritable pork-let, which he bore concealed within his mantle.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 5, May, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • Belgian, then the Russian, then the Southern European: for those races of Southern Europe which once ruled the Eastern and the Western worlds by physical and mental power have lost in strength as they have paused in civilization, and the easy victories of our armies in Mexico show us the result.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 39, January, 1861

  • There can be no doubt but that the Southern European races are the most vivacious, the most energetic, as well as the toughest in the world.

    Youth and Egolatry

  • The skin of the female is about the shade of that of the Southern European of to-day; that of the male is darker.

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 11

  • He found that those of French, East Asian and Latin American background are least trusting, while people of Southern European, South Asian, Chinese and aboriginal origin are less likely to participate in groups. Top Stories


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