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Europe’s Refugee Crisis – déjà-vu on the frontier …

  • September 8th, 2015
  • Posted by EU Australia

Refugees 2015 Al jazeera Thousands this September, crossing Hungary’s frontier into Austria, replayed the events at the same place in September 1989, with a clear tinge of  irony.

Then as now it was a desperate rush to take advantage of an open frontier, to be received with open arms, moving on to find protection and freedom in Western Europe, writes Lee Duffield. … Read More »

Winter Games: Great start at Sochi

  • February 9th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Winter games 2Mother Russia pulled out all stops to make the start of the Winter Olympics on the weekend one of the most memorable.

sochi sharapovaLocal girl Maria Sharapova, 26, ranked No. 3 in world Tennis, usually ranked No. 1 as the Queen of Beauty in the game, carried the torch into the area for the opening ceremony in Sochi, 7.2.14. … Read More »

Any help possible for Syria and Ukraine in crisis?

  • February 3rd, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Munich security 2Events in the real world gave force and focus to the 2014 European Security Conference winding up at Munich this Tuesday.

Russian and Western leaders invoked Cold War days, matching wills over the crises in Syria and Ukraine; the cautious progress over Iran’s nuclear program was reviewed. … Read More »

Ending 2013: Genetically Modified Crops …

  • December 22nd, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

europefarm-landscapeA Court decision has opened a new fight over a relentless corporate drive to install genetically modified crops in European agriculture. … Read More »

Central Europe Floods

  • June 14th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

floods eu 2013Unseasonal heavy rain has brought floods to central Europe over a fortnight, rolling along the river systems through Northern and eastern Germany, Poland, the Czech republic, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary. … Read More »

Easter: Changing Times

  • March 31st, 2013
  • Posted by 7thmin

winter-daffodils.jpgOPINION: Some extreme weather this Easter season is a reminder that climate itself looks to be changing.

TIMES OF HARMONY

The date of the “moving feast” of Easter has to do with the full moon and changing seasons. … Read More »

Surprise In Czech Vote

  • January 13th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

karl_von_schwarzenberg.jpg zeman-milos.jpg Voting in the Czech Republic has seen a surprise strong showing by the aristocratic politician Karel Schwarzenberg, (picture, right), propelling  him into second place in the Presidential race behind the former Prime Minister, Milos Zeman, (left). … Read More »

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