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Free Christmas Ride For EU Employees

  • December 25th, 2008
  • Posted by Amelia Birnie

christmastravel.jpgThe European Union’s institutions in Brussels have been accused of squandering millions of Euros in taxpayers’ money by paying for their employees’ Christmas travel expenses at a time of economic crisis.

Once a year, EU employees are given a lump sum to cover their families’ holiday travel costs, which will vary according to how far they need to go to reach their country of origin. … Read More »

Australia And NATO See Eye To Eye

  • December 6th, 2008
  • Posted by Daniel Challis

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The Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen Smith jetted off to Brussels earlier this week to meet with NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) ambassadors including the Secretary General Jaap De Hoop Scheffer.

The Minister had much business to attend to, including discussions on bilateral interests between Australia and the alliance over commitments in Afghanistan.
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