Lausanne, (pron: loh-ZANNE) the capital of the Swiss canton of Vaud, is a medium sized city (around two thirds the size of Geneva).
The city is the host to the International Olympic Committee and two major universities.
Redan dessförinnan hade det trätt i nära förbund med de schweiziska kantonerna, 1512-29 förvaltades det genom Edförbundets fogdar. I Westfaliska freden 1648 erkändes Neuchâtel som ett särskilt till Edförbundet hörande furstendöme.
När ätten Longueville 1707 dog ut framträdde en mängd pretendenter, av vilka Fredrik I av Preussen avgick med segern.
Beginning with Denmark in 1989, civil unions under one name or another have been established by law in several, mostly developed, countries in order to provide legal recognition of relationships formed by unmarried same-sex couples and to afford them rights, benefits, tax breaks, and responsibilities similar or identical to those of legally married couples.
In Brazil, civil unions were first created for opposite-sex couples in 2002, and then expanded to include same-sex unions through judicial decision nine years later.
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Civil unions are often seen by campaigners as a "first step" towards legalizing marriage for same-sex couples.
While civil unions are predominantly established for both opposite-sex and same-sex couples, in a number of countries they are available to same-sex couples only.
Vid nyordningen 1814-15 blev åter Preussens kung furste av Neuchâtel, vilket på nytt ingick i Edsförbundet.
This course will train engineers and scientists to plan, implement and monitor emergency water and sanitation programmes, and will help them better understand the organizational context of humanitarian situations.