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They have been harshening their campaign speeches and immigration proposals in response to the Trump effect.
At the same time the decline of residential investments started (affected by the collapse of housing markets) and of productive investments (due to the harshening of the financing conditions).
We could actually go further and claim that this harshening policy actually rescued the CHP from some of the internal contradictions it had previously faced.
Shalit's grandfather also asked the committee not to approve any harshening of conditions for terrorist prisoners until his grandson is released, fearing that Hamas might take reprisals against the abducted soldier.
What the government needs to do is to help change people's behavior in the community, instead of just harshening penalties," Al-Oleimy told Daily News Egypt.
73) In the almost hysterical harshening of border and asylum policy in Britain, desperation seems to take the place of control.
Bookmakers are now taking bets as to who will be next to fall victim to harshening conditions in the travel sector.
101) From the point of view of their practical consequences, the combined effect of these innovations could lead to a harshening of the consequences for the teams in case of anti-doping rule violations by their members, although the increase of the threshold for imposition of sanctions upon teams could sometimes lead to their release of liability as compared to WADC.
These include the consolidation of most industries, which has led to a reduction of potential acquirers, the globalization of business and the callousness and harshening of the U.
Teichman's article, however, considers only the incentives of state actors--and only some of the incentives at that--and it is through that narrow lens that he reaches "the conclusion that, contrary to the commonly held view among legal scholars, additional federal regulation in the area of criminal justice might be desirable to limit the inefficient harshening of that system caused by jurisdictional competition.
Schumann's endearing symphony could have emerged as less four-square in Shambadal's reading and the principal clarinet had no need to protest so much, harshening his tone.