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A Bigger Europe and Migration Under Control …

  • December 16th, 2006
  • Posted by 7thmin

eu-summit-venue-resize.jpgThe December summit each year might be an important chance for political leaders at the top level to see one another and take notes; the particular group are able meet no more than four times each year; but there was nothing too specific for them to take on this time.

In the event they laid down the groundwork for a restructure of the European Union that will assist it to absorb still more, new member countries; and they approved a plan for handling immigration that could set new bench-marks for civilised countries everywhere. … Read More »

One-man Peace Mission

  • December 16th, 2006
  • Posted by 7thmin

eu-summit-blair-resize.jpgThe British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, battled briefly with questioining from UK and other journalists who followed him around at Brussels this week (14-15.12.06), asking about his political troubles back home in Britain.

Not to be dissuaded, Mr Blair carried on with his work at the European Summit, telling his fellow heads of government he was departing forthwith for the Middle East, hoping to help broker a new peace. … Read More »

EU Summit: Problems Old and New

  • December 14th, 2006
  • Posted by 7thmin

berlaymont-resize-150.jpgThe European Union Heads of Government end-of-year summit (14 and 15.12.06) this time includes representatives of Bulgaria and Romania, set to join the EU on New Year’s Day – making 27 member countries.

There’ll be some new problems to solve amid old ones that won’t go away. … Read More »

Christmas 2006: A Reindeer Rodeo, Open-handed Belgians and Gingerbread …

  • December 14th, 2006
  • Posted by EUEditor

celle-resize.jpgYo-ho-ho … read on …

REINDEER RODEO

by Miriam Klaussner

A troupe of forty-seven would-be Santa Clauses created some pre-Christmas confusion in the North German town of Celle (pictured) last week (WB 4.12.06), carrying out an eleven-stage obstacle course to see which one was best equipped for the job – the job with the reindeer, the sack of toys, and all that exertion shinning up and down chimneys. … Read More »

EU Promoting Food Sales, Organics and Happy Animals

  • December 13th, 2006
  • Posted by 7thmin

resize.jpgEuropean food and wine sellers are to get a big boost for promotion of their products on major world markets – with a fifty percent EU subsidy for costs of the campaign. … Read More »

Kazakh Visit Tip of an Energy Iceberg

  • December 9th, 2006
  • Posted by 7thmin

kazakhstan-resize.jpgEurope’s interest in Central Asia –especially for its oil, and other security concerns – was highlighted when the Kazakhstan President, Noursoultan Nazarbaev visited Brussels on 4.12.06.

Mr Nazarbaev met the Secretary General of NATO, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, at the alliance’s headquarters; a reminder to the world that former Soviet republics are most welcome there today, (Picture: NATO). … Read More »

Fiji Aid and Trade in Doubt

  • December 9th, 2006
  • Posted by EUEditor

fiji-coup-small.jpgThe twenty-five member European Union has condemned the coup d’etat in Fiji. … Read More »

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