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OECD: Slow Recovery, Happiest in Australia …

  • May 30th, 2013
  • Posted by Editor EUAustralia

EnergyModest economic growth is expected for Europe, Australia and the United States, with stronger performances in other countries, according to the Paris based OECD; which has also just dubbed Australia the “happiest”: of countries. … Read More »

Jolly Billabong Hailed With Glee at Chelsea …

  • May 29th, 2013
  • Posted by Editor EUAustralia

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Best is Show, for the Chelsea Flower Show in London, was awarded this year (21.5.13) to the Australian entrant, put up by a team of hard-working, green-thumbed gardeners, and framed around an artificial billabong. … Read More »

Australia-EU Links Stronger than Ever: Ambassador …

  • May 28th, 2013
  • Posted by Editor EUAustralia

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The European Union Ambassador, David Daly, ending his term after five years in Australia, has spoken of the ANZAC tradition as a link to a peaceful Europe thanks to its new unity; economic strength even in time of adversity; and growing links, marked by next month’s delegation to the EU to be headed by the Governor General. … Read More »

May Day: “Selfish profit over social justice”, says the Pope.

  • May 27th, 2013
  • Posted by Editor EUAustralia

pope-francisThe month of May began with traditional workers’ parades from Moscow to Madrid; this year with protest definitely in mind, with some good cause – recognised at the Vatican as elsewhere. … Read More »

Recession in France

  • May 27th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

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The French President Francois Hollande marked one year in office this month (6.5.12) with a slight recovery in his popularity, but no sign of relief for a weak economy. … Read More »

ANZAC Day 2013 – Two Years to the Centenary …

  • May 27th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Anzac PosterANZAC Day crowds this year foreshadowed an outpouring of national feeling on the Gallipoli anniversary in 1915.

They assembled at Anzac Cove, on the Gallipoli Peninsula, where the dawn landings commenced a campaign that made little ground against the Turkish defences, but shocked the consciousness of the new Australian nation.

It was a similar scene at the three sites in Western Europe where official services are held, populated by Australians and New Zealanders and veterans from their host countries: Villers-Bretonneux, the Menin Gate at Ieper (Ypres), and in London. … Read More »

Netherlands Shows the Way with Well-being ..

  • May 27th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Ruigrok, AmbassadorChildren in the Netherlands are doing best in terms of good health and general well-being, according to the latest report from UNICEF … and it’s no surprise according to the senior Dutch representative in Australia, Annemieke Ruigrok, who says it’s “a lot to do with  nutrition, especially the high consumption of dairy products”. … Read More »