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 National Assembly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
The National Assembly is the name of either a legislature, or the lower house of a bicameral legislature in some countries.
The best known National Assembly, and the first legislature to be known by this title, was that established following the French Revolution in 1789, known as the Assemblée nationale. /wiki/National_Assembly   (169 words)

 Access International Domains
The republic’s legislative branch consists of a bicameral National Assembly (Zgromadzenie Narodowe), which consists of the Sejm and the Senate (Senat).
Poland first emerged as a federation (Polanie) in 966 under the leadership of Mieszko I, the date many historians cite as the foundation of the Polish state.
Poland’s power began to ebb due to internal disorder and a Cossack revolt in the Ukraine in 1648 resulted in Russian acquisition of Polish territory. /internationalprograms/scripts/accesscoverpage.cfm?country=poland   (3457 words)

 Poland (11/05)
Poland continues to be a regional leader in support and participation in the NATO Partnership for Peace Program and has actively engaged most of its neighbors and other regional actors to build stable foundations for future European security arrangements.
Poland's top national security goal is to further integrate with NATO and other west European defense, economic, and political institutions while modernizing and reorganizing its military.
Poland was the first former centrally planned economy in central Europe to end its recession and return to growth in the early 1990s. /r/pa/ei/bgn/2875.htm   (4770 words)

 Sejm - Unipedia
Through Poland during the elections of 1930 (Outstanding international questions)
Sejm of the Kingdom of Poland and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
After 1567 Union of Lublin, the Kingdom of Poland was transformed into the federation of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Sejm was increased with the inclusion of the deputies from Lithuanian Sejmiks. /Sejm.html   (1734 words)

In addition, authorities state that Poland is one of few countries of Central Europe where provisions of the act on elections in force provide for special electoral privileges for national minorities.
Thus, for the first time in Poland's post-war history the question of national minorities was considered by the Sejm and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland as one of the major issues of the state policy.
National homogeneity was considered as one of the fundamental achievements of the new state, manifested above all in relation to respective problems faced in the inter-war period. /reports/poland/poland_NGO.htm   (13658 words)

 Polish Naming Customs
Poland achieves political and cultural unity under the rule of Kazimierz III Wielki (Casimir the Great).
Poland forms an alliance with the pagan Lithuania when young Jadwiga marries Duke Jagiello of Lithuania.
This is formally recognized as the birth of the Polish nation. /101_history.htm   (1342 words)

 EUROPA - Enlargement : Candidate Country: Poland
The National Assembly elects the proposed Council of Ministers.
The President is the supreme representative of the Republic of Poland and the guarantor of the continuity of State authority.
Poland has a high variety of landscapes: the Baltic beaches, the Mazurian Lake District, virgin forests, the Carpathians and the Sudeten Mountains. /comm/enlargement/poland   (1049 words)

 Pages 1--28 from
The Constitution of the Republic of Poland, adopted by the National Assembly Government of Poland, April 1997
Poland has in recent years taken steps to address the problem of racism and discrimination through the introduction of relevant legislation, as well as moving towards an increased recognition of the existence of national and ethnic minorities in Poland and of the necessity to introduce specific measures in this respect.
Poland has a high level of school attendance at the primary level (99.96% of children, including 0.17% who have been absolved of their school obligation or had it deferred) and the post-primary level (97.1% of adolescents). /fortherecord2000/euro2000/documentation/ecri/cri200034.htm   (8257 words)

 CIA - The World Factbook -- Poland
Poland is an ancient nation that was conceived near the middle of the 10th century.
Poland has steadfastly pursued a policy of economic liberalization throughout the 1990s and today stands out as a success story among transition economies.
Supreme Court (judges are appointed by the president on the recommendation of the National Council of the Judiciary for an indefinite period); Constitutional Tribunal (judges are chosen by the Sejm for nine-year terms) /cia/publications/factbook/geos/pl.html   (1347 words)

 Visit by Dr Dimitrij Rupel, Minister of Foreign Affairs, to Poland – INFORMATION
Poland has been a member of NATO since March 1999, and is, together with Slovenia, in the Luxembourg Group of candidate countries for full EU membership.
Poland is an important foreign policy partner of Slovenia in both the bilateral and multilateral fields.
In 1998 Poland held the presidency of the OSCE. /mzz/eng/news_room/news/02021801.html   (949 words)

The origins of Polish parliamentarianism date to 1493, when a national assembly composed of the king, a senate, and a house of deputies was convened.
Bills passed by the Sejm are sent to the Senat, which has 30 days to approve, disapprove, or suggest amendments.4 Sitting jointly, the Sejm and Senat are the National Assembly, which is empowered to adopt the constitution and swear in and impeach the president.
SUMMING UP In the aftermath of the historic events that saw the demise of communism in Poland, the country's newly democratic parliament was faced with the immense task of drafting a new constitution, reorganizing itself as an independent and effective legislative body, and quickly rewriting virtually all of Poland's fundamental laws. /pubs/usaid_eval/ascii/pnaby213.txt   (6418 words)

 Subject Index Page 53. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
National Banking Act, U.S. National Bank of Poland
National Society for Promoting the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church, England
National Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, U.S. National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence, U.S. National Conciliation Party, El Salvador /67/s53.html   (358 words)

 Library of Congress / Federal Research Division / Country Studies / Area Handbook Series/ Vietnam / Glossary
The National Assembly is empowered with both constitutional and legislative authority.
Established along with the World Bank in 1945, the IMF is a specialized agency affiliated with the United Nations and is responsible for stabilizing international exchange loans to its members (including industrialized and developing countries) when they experience balance of payments difficulties.
The Vietnamese communists never used the term themselves, but referred to their movement as the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam (also known as the National Liberation Front), formally inaugurated in December 1960. /frd/cs/vietnam/vn_glos.html   (2226 words) - Militants kill two hostages in Iraq - Oct 4, 2004
Poland is considering reducing its forces in Iraq by 40 percent by January 2005 and pulling all its troops out by the end of that year, Polish officials said Monday.
The initial bomb targeted a recruiting center for the Iraqi national guard, an Iraqi police official said.
For U.S. forces in Iraq, September was the second-deadliest month of 2004, The Associated Press reported. /2004/WORLD/meast/10/04/iraq.main   (984 words)

 NGOs' presentations
The Foundation co-operates with the National Assembly of Poland on the idea of alternative sources of energy to determine a strategy of development with regard to environmental protection and energy losses.
The Foundation is involved in protection of biodiversity in Poland, and in co-operation with the Poznań Zoo it is working on a project of captive breeding and reintroduction of the golden eagle.
The establishment of this institute -- the first independent organization in Poland that analyses relations between environmental issues and economic, legislative, and social changes -- was made possible by contributions from several American foundations: the German Marshall Fund of the U.S., the Ford Foundation, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. /gb/14/ngos.htm   (3097 words)

 National Assembly No 163
The Assembly widened the list of posts that may not be held by senators and deputies.
It is preceded by a preamble, which refers to the regaining of sovereignty by Poland in 1989 and to the more than 1000 years of history of the Polish people, emphasises the fundamental freedoms of the citizens and human dignity, as well as pointing to the sources from which the Constitution is derived.
In keeping with the new Organic Law, the system of government of the Republic of Poland is based on the division and equilibrium of the legislative (Sejm and Senate), the executive (the President and the Government) and the judiciary arms (courts and tribunals). /kronika.97/text/en/na-163.htm   (945 words)

 Polish culture test
You believe deep down in the freedom of speech, public assembly, habeas corpus, because it was fought for and won after years of oppression.
The nationality people most often make jokes about is the Russians.
But you will know the Minister of National Defense. /poland.html   (2221 words)

 PlanetOut News: Polish Constitution Wed Ban
Poland's National Assembly (combining both houses of parliament) overwhelmingly approved a new national constitution on March 22 which includes a statement restricting marriage by definition to one man and one woman.
That effective ban on legal gay and lesbian marriages was apparently a bargaining chip in negotiations with Solidarity and other powerful Catholic influences in Poland, who also won a "right" to optional religion classes in public schools and a statement that "life is protected by law," intended to stop abortion.
In August, gays and lesbians were seeking international support for a constitutional prohibition against discrimination based on sexual orientation, something currently unique to South Africa. /news/article-print.html?1997/03/24/2   (286 words)

 Statement by Poland at the Second World Assembly on Ageing; Madrid, Spain; 12 April 2002
In Poland, care for elderly persons with disabilities is first and foremost the responsibility of their families and the community social assistance.
The development of a society for all ages is a task that the governments of the Member States adopted 20 years ago in Vienna at the First World Assembly on Ageing.
The state of health of the elderly persons in Poland is less than satisfactory. /ageing/coverage/polandE.htm   (1528 words)

 News from Poland - National Assembly honours the late Pope
The National Assembly, the combined houses of the Diet and the Senate, gathered together to commemorate the late Pope John Paul II.
News from Poland - National Assembly honours the late Pope
The ceremony included presentation of a recording of the pontiff's speech to the Assembly of June 11th 1999 which will later approve of an act of homage to the late Pope. /news/article.htm?id=161534   (185 words)

 IAML National Reports: Poland
Wlodzimierz Pigla, from the Music Collection Department of the National Library and Andrzej Jazdon from the University Library in Poznań proceed with their research on the bibliography of the contents of Echo Muzyczne, Teatralne i Artystyczne (The Music, Theatrical and Artistic Echo) which is being carried out within the framework of the RIPM project.
The only meeting of the board of the Music Libraries Section in the Polish Libraries Association/Polish National IAML Branch held in December 1994, was devoted to summarizing the annual activity and to considering future plans.
From June 24 to 30 of 1996, with the collaboration of the RISM centers, Jolanta Byczkowska-Sztaba and Elzbieta Wojnowska from the Warsaw National Library visited the Library of the Moscow Conservatory. /ntnl_reports_PO.php   (2545 words)

 ICL - Poland Index
May 1791: After four years of discussion and drafting, Poland gets the first freely adopted, written constitution in Europe.
2 April 1997: National Assembly adopts new constitution.
Poland has concluded a Europe-Agreement with the EU. /law/icl/pl__indx.html   (185 words)

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National Anthems of the USSR and Union Republics
National Aquarium in Washington, D.C. National Aquatic Centre /cm-dsid-2222-letter-1N-first-2801   (44 words)

 Norodom Ranariddh
On September 04, 2005, Samdech Krom Preah, Norodonm Ranariddh President of National Assembly Leaded his delegation, Parliaments and senator to joint the Second conference of IPU which will be in New York, the United Stated from 07-09 September 2005 On ¨IPU cooperation for Development ¨.
President of the National Assembly of the Kingdom of Cambodia, granted a courtesy call to a delegation of culture of Malaysia, led by H.E. Mr.
Kim San, Secretary General of National Assembly, the head of the Malaysia delegation informed Samdach Krom Preah that the purpose of his 5-day visit (11to 15December 2005) is to explore the Khmerculture and to exchange experiences on culture between two countries, Cambodia and Malaysia.H.E. Mr.   (3773 words)

 Pakistan National Assembly resumes work Monday - Irna
The Parliament in Pakistan comprises the National Assembly (the Lower House) and the Senate, (the Upper House).
The members of the National Assembly are elected for five years term while senators for six years term.
However, half of these retire after three years. /en/news/view/menu-234/0508293853135007.htm   (310 words)

 Polish Embassy
Aleksander Kwaśniewski President of the Republic of Poland at the High-Level Plenary Session of the United Nations (Sept. 16
Kwasniewski thanked the diplomats for "all that has been achieved" in past years, and stressed that his 10-year tenure had been "a time of crucial change in Poland, Europe and the world".
The President of the Republic of Poland Aleksander Kwaśniewski visited United States.   (503 words)

 U.S.ENGLISH Foundation Official Language Research - Poland: Legislation
(1) The Republic of Poland shall ensure Polish citizens belonging to national or ethnic minorities the freedom to maintain and develop their own language, to maintain customs and traditions, and to develop their own culture.
Note: The complete text of the Constitution and further information on the constitutional background of Poland are provided by the International Constitutional Law Project at the University of Wuerzburg.
(2) National and ethnic minorities shall have the right to establish educational and cultural institutions, institutions designed to protect religious identity, as well as to participate in the resolution of matters connected with their cultural identity. /foundation/research/olp/viewLegislation.asp?CID=39&LID=86   (196 words)

 CNN - Almanac - July 19, 1997
In 1989, Poland's National Assembly elected Communist leader General Wojciech Jaruzelski president by a one-vote margin.
On Sunday, July 20, national elections are scheduled for Vietnam's National Assembly.
In 1980, the 22nd Olympics opened in Moscow with more than 45 nations boycotting the games in protest against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. /almanac/9707/19   (632 words)

 Amid sympathy, conspiracy theories - The Columbia Tragedy -
No official government statement was released, but Bushra al-Samarai, a member of the Iraqi National Assembly said Iraqis sent their condolences to the American public.
National Assembly speaker Gen. Ghalib Jassim also voiced sympathy for the space shuttle tragedy, but with a reminder that Iraq feels under siege from the same stricken America.
In Baghdad, Iraq’s main newspapers reported the shuttle crash on their front pages — but below reports on Saddam’s regular meetings with military leaders. /id/3077629   (877 words)

 News Briefs - Christianity Today magazine -
—The National Assembly in Poland voted 461 to 31 on March 22 to approve a constitution heavily influenced by the Roman Catholic church.
—Daniel Baumann, a 33-year-old Swiss/American dual national, was released March 16 from Evin prison in Tehran, where he had been held for nine weeks.
Baumann and a South African, Stuart Timm, were arrested attempting to leave Iran in January. /1219   (401 words)

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