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Australia Day Greetings – and “Phil the Greek”

  • January 26th, 2015
  • Posted by EU Australia

 

AUSTRALIA DAY 2015

Aust flag flyingEUAustralia Online emerges today from an extended recess, appraising events in Greece, where people have been voting to try and settle matters in a democratic process, and in Ukraine, where they have not been able to do that.

EU flag movementEUAustralia was started at Brussels late in 2006; this will be its tenth calendar year of publication.

Australia Day commemorates the proclamation of settlement of the British First Fleet, at Sydney Cove, on 26 January 1788, a national day celebrated in mid-Summer with parades, fireworks, sports, barbecues and naturalisation ceremonies for new citizens. An awkward aspect is the focus on colonisation, often deplored by indigenous Australians, proposing that a different date be found. The day vies for status as the true national day with Anzac Day, on 25 April, a highly emotional event set aside for remembering those killed in war, of whom there are many. … Read More »

What Comes Next in 2015: What happens to Ukraine?

  • January 26th, 2015
  • Posted by EU Australia

MarionopolThe Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko has again called for help from the West after fresh outbreaks of fighting between government forces and Russian-backed separatists in Eastern parts of the country. … Read More »

What Comes Next in 2015: Greeks elect anti-austerity SYRIZA

  • January 26th, 2015
  • Posted by EU Australia

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The left-wing SYRIZA group entered the week positioned to take government in Greece, with a wave of support for its rejection of the national austerity plan mandated by the European Union.

 

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