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Introducing: New Contributors to EUAustralia

  • February 23rd, 2007
  • Posted by 7thmin

subscribers-cockatoo1.jpgThree new writers have come on board providing their own perspectives on Europe, writes EUAustralia Online editor Lee Duffield.

Visitors to EUAustralia Online may have noted the opening contributions of these new personalities, and it is a pleasure to welcome them:

Miriam Klaussner (“Christmas 2006: A Reindeer Rodeo, Open-handed Belgians, and Gingerbread”, EUAustralia, 16.12.07); a journalist with German radio Deutsche Welle, Miriam studied Journalism in Australia and at Mainz in her native Germany.

Lucas Moore (“Health Battle Reaches a Climax in Germany”, EUAustralia, 23.2.07); Lucas works in radio in Australia, and as a graduate student served his internship with Deutsche Welle.

Charlotte Morgenthal (“Europe, Euros and Europeans: What About the Brits in Denmark?”); from Germany, she has been completing her journalism studies at Edinburgh and Utrecht – like a true European.

The addition of these three people will strengthen our attention to events and developments in Germany, one of the power centres and main stalwarts of the European Union.

Work inside the European Union institutions, increasingly is done in English, the “world language”, but much is in French and German is the next working language for meetings, interviews and documents.

With 27 countries now members of the European Union, it is important to bring in many perspectives.

We have to match the ambivalence and confusion of British interest in Europe, with the strong joint commitment of the French and German governments, concerns of small states like Cyprus or Portugal, or the often very different interests being expressed by the new, large membership of countries in Eastern Europe.

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