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Agriculture: EC’s Spending Claw-back; Blitz On Rules; Opening To Grain Imports

  • December 28th, 2007
  • Posted by 7thmin

belgium-open-fields-reduced2.jpgThe European Commission has ordered a claw-back of €256.3-million in wrong spending by governments under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), and it has announced further changes in compliance rules for allocating money to industry.

It has also recognised world grain shortages by scrapping import duties; noting that Europe has changed from exporter to importer status. … Read More »

Death Of Benazir Bhutto

  • December 28th, 2007
  • Posted by EUEditor

benazir-bhutto-googledigischoolnl.jpgEuropean leaders have joined in worldwide expressions of condemnation, regret and trepidation over the assassination of the Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, after an election rally on Thursday (27.12.07). … Read More »

Season’s Greetings

  • December 23rd, 2007
  • Posted by EUEditor

defence-christmas.jpgWe extend compliments of the season to all users and contributors to EUAustralia Online.

Thank you for your interest and continuing support.

Among the many families thankfully getting together this Christmas: Capt. Dwaine Robertson returned to Darwin with his unit on rotation from Iraq, on 6.12.07, in this picture greeted by his boy Cooper.

Visiting The Diggers And The Allies

  • December 23rd, 2007
  • Posted by EUEditor

rudd-iraq-2-dec-07.jpgThe Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon ended two-days visiting Iraq and Afghanistan (23.12.07), affirming that Australian missions to the two countries would continue under the new Labor government in Canberra.

They joined other political leaders from countries in the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan, going there this week: President Nicolas Sarkozy of France and the Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi. … Read More »

Alitalia Goes To Air France – KLM

  • December 23rd, 2007
  • Posted by EUEditor

alitalia-xplanefreeware.jpgThe board of Alitalia has recommended acceptance of a rescue offer from Air France – KLM, which has committed itself to an investment of EU 6.5 billion, (A$10.75-billion; dcerates.com, 23.12.07) . … Read More »

Banishing “Mark Of Cain”

  • December 21st, 2007
  • Posted by 7thmin

nazi-bootsreduced.jpgAn Australian historian says time has produced a cultural change where many more people in Germany will lay to rest the memory of the Nazi past and “feel good about their nationality”. … Read More »

More Crime: Algiers Suspects Held

  • December 21st, 2007
  • Posted by EUEditor

algiers-coop-rsch1.jpgPolice in France have detained five men suspected of involvement with Al Qaeda in Algeria. … Read More »

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