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Military Tension up in Eastern Europe…

  • February 5th, 2015
  • Posted by EU Australia

NATO symbolDefence Ministers of the NATO alliance have met to authorise formation of a bigger ready response force, to face off against Russia, as the conflict in Ukraine gets worse.

The NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, said the force strength would be built up from
13000 to 30000, with a strengthening also of the front-line “spearhead” force, that was supposed to be at 5000. … Read More »

Feeling the heat over Ukraine

  • September 3rd, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Ukraine tanksThe last days of Summer saw little easing of the heat of conflict in Eastern Ukraine. … Read More »

Ukraine: Russians, demanding attention, endangering Europe’s peace?

  • April 26th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

eastern europemapTension and anxiety once again revived over Ukraine, entering the weekend of 26-27.4.14.

Ukrainian forces were moving against armed groups identifying with Russia, remaining in occupation of state buildings in the Donetsk region South-east of Kiev; in defiance of the peace agreement signed a week before; encouraged by mixed and muddled signals from the Russian government. … Read More »

Latvia becomes country #18 using Euros

  • January 2nd, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

EU Money - ecLatvia began the New Year by becoming the 18th country to adopt the Euro currency, out of the 28 members of the European Union. … Read More »

Lithuania Vote: Political Deadlock Likely

  • October 30th, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

vilnius.jpgIn a bad season for incumbent parties, the Christian Democrats have been beaten into second place at elections in Lithuania, after four years in office. … 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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