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Death of Ian Paisley

  • September 16th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Paisley IanThe death of Ian Paisely in Northern Ireland occurred in a period of hope for lasting peace there; writes Lee Duffield. … Read More »

Further EU moves on Ukraine as its new leadership duo prepares for office …

  • September 5th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

EU flag movementGovernment leaders within the European Union are considering further actions to try and constrain Russia to end its interventions in Ukraine.

The moves were put on the table at the summit of heads of government, the European Council, last weekend in Brussels, leading up to this week’s summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) near Cardiff. … Read More »

Weekend Voting: EU and Ukraine

  • May 27th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Voters in the elections for the European Parliament gave a big boost to the right-wing nationalist parties campaigning on anti-EU and anti-immigration platforms – especially in France and the United Kingdom.

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The elections in Ukraine saw a strong turn-out, except in the strife-torn Eastern region, and a huge win for the front-runner, Petro Poroshenko. … Read More »

European Parliament elections – world-weary voters make their choice …

  • May 24th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

EU map - EP ConstituenciesVoting in the European Parliament elections this weekend (22-25.5.14) sees a rather jaded electorate wondering if the effort is fully worthwhile – according to the pre-poll survey of all 28 member countries conducted for the European Union. … Read More »

Crash Of The Carbon Market

  • April 19th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

eu-industry-scape11.jpgThe European Parliament voted on Tuesday (16.4.13), by 334 to 315, against putting a limit on permits in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

It caused the market to crash; raised the possibility of no recovery for seven years, and in Australia promised further budget shortfalls in 2015, when the country’s own carbon trading system is set to be linked to Europe’s. … Read More »

EU Gets A Cut-down Budget

  • February 9th, 2013
  • Posted by 7thmin

council-building7.jpgEuropean leaders emerged physically spent, though spending less than before, early Friday in Brussels, with a mammoth budget to carry the EU through the next seven years.

The agreement cuts proposed spending by 3 to 3.5% against the last budget; it is the first such reduction in the history of the European Union, and is a rebuff to the executive European Commission which initially wanted an actual 5% rise. … 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 »

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