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Budget Tug-o-War Re-starts At Brussels

  • February 8th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

council-building6.jpgA tug-o-war is under way at the new year’s first European Union summit, in Brussels, over how many Euros to allocate in the forthcoming seven-year budget of the EU. … Read More »

Algeria Crisis Death Toll

  • January 25th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

terror-algeria-gas-plant-1-13.jpgThe death toll from the desert terrorist attack at Tiguentourine in Algeria has grown to at least 81 as troops search through the wreckage of the natural gas complex taken hostage by Islamist militants over four days. … Read More »

Algeria: Killing Field

  • January 20th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

algeria-troops-19113-euronews.jpgAlgerian troops made a final assault on Saturday to end the hostage crisis at the Amenas gas plant, at Tiguentourine in the remote Sahara – with heavy loss of life. … Read More »

Algeria-Mali: Bloodshed And Fright In Attack On Desert Outpost …

  • January 19th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

terror-algeria-gas-plant-1-13.jpgNight settled on the Saharan outpost of Tiguentourine, Algeria on Friday, with gross confusion over the fate of hostages, several from Western countries; taken in a terrorist assault on the Amenas natural gas installation there.

It was linked to the war developing in the neighbouring state of Mali, between the government side and Islamist insurgents. … Read More »

Economic Miracle – Bad Omen For Animals …

  • November 26th, 2012
  • Posted by 7thmin

shark-white-tip.jpegThe European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to tighten its laws against shark-finning for the Asian trade – cutting off the fins of sharks while alive, and dumping the rest of the body in the sea.
bears-wspa.jpg  tiger-wwf2.jpg  rhinoceros.jpg  edlephants-wwf.jpg The incident renews attention to a by-product of the “Asian Century”: exponential economic growth in China and other countries of its region has put up incomes, and exacerbated demand for very rare, often bizarre animal products.

It has conservation agencies very alarmed about threats, to extinction, of species including sharks, tigers and elephants, as well as issues of gross cruelty — as in the case of caged bears. … Read More »

Super Trawler Getting The Sack

  • September 11th, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

margiris-2.jpgThe Australian government this week announced plans to give itself legal power to prevent the big fishing trawler, until now called Margiris, from operating around Australia for at least two years.

A bill giving effect to the decision was passed in the House of Representatives, 13.9.12, with Greens party support giving it assured passage in the Senate.
See EUAustralia Online, “Super trawler for Australia: An EU-African problem moves south”, 24.8.12. … Read More »

Super Trawler For Australia: An EU-African Problem Moves South …

  • August 24th, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

margiris-greenpeace.jpgDeployment of a super trawler FV Margiris to operate in Australian waters has generated a debate over the use of such ships world-wide. … Read More »

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