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Vanuatu : Freedom, Custom and Change …

  • August 17th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

2014 EU PICS SURFHandling the claims of the outside world – matching custom and change – is a way of life for the Ni-Vanuatu, the people of the Pacific Islands republic of Vanuatu. … Read More »

New Caledonia: “Getting ready for independence”

  • July 12th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

rom Lee Duffield –  in the Pacific islands.

Noumea harbourThe mood in New Caledonia, the racially and ethnically divided French territory of the South-west Pacific, is there for the outsider to easily sample.
It has great promise, with a studied accord on getting to some form, or other, of independence; and in other ways it does not feel good. (Picture – Noumea harbour) … Read More »

G20: World economic talks go South

  • February 23rd, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

G20 pic SydneyFinance Ministers of the leading 20 world economies, the G20, ended a meeting in Sydney, 23.2.14, with an agreement adopt a joint target for economic growth over the coming five years. … Read More »

Inequality Off-setting Development Gains- OECD …

  • January 17th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

undp-sellers.jpgGrowing inequality has been registered in all countries in an assessment by the OECD, with the drive for economic development off-set by persistent poverty . … Read More »

Development Work: EU – Australia Linkage …

  • July 22nd, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

development-aid-kids.jpgThe European Union as the largest single donor of international development aid, accounting for almost half of all international humanitarian relief, works to set a good standard of honesty and effectiveness.

This background report by Jane Schon, from Brussels, includes an outline of  the EU’s current international development action  — and a  growing relationship with Australia. … Read More »

Aung San Suu Kyi, Free And In Europe

  • June 18th, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

burma-aung-pbs3.jpgThe freed Myanmar-Burma opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is making a strategic tour in Europe, demonstrating her presence as a political leader and symbol of democratic change. … Read More »

PNG Shark Bites French Man

  • September 13th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

shark-tiger.jpeg png-seafront.jpgAn economist working at the European Union office in Port Moresby was bitten by a large tiger shark while kite surfing off-shore near the city on Sunday. … Read More »

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