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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 »

Europe Back to (modest) growth: Canberra envoy unsurprised …

  • August 16th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

david-daly-2-reducedThe European Union’s Ambassador in Australia, David Daley, says emphatically Europe won’t be going broke and won’t be disbanding the Euro currency.

Two days after his comments in response to a student audience in Brisbane on 12.8.13, official figures came out in his support, showing the Eurozone in the last quarter edging out of recession. … Read More »

Spies All Over: Loose Lips Disrupting State Business …

  • July 6th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Snowden RESIZEEdward Snowden this week remained in limbo, looking for political asylum, more than one month after his leaking information of US intelligence operations against European allies. … Read More »

Baroness, Margaret Thatcher, nee Roberts, 1925-2013 …

  • April 9th, 2013
  • Posted by 7thmin

margaret_thatcher-resize.pngReminiscence on Margaret Thatcher, former British Prime Minister, who has died after a stroke (8.4.13). … Read More »

Egypt Envoy: EU Ties Are Binding …

  • March 22nd, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

egypt-ambresize.jpgEgypt’s Ambassador to Australia, Hassan Hanafy Mahmoud El-Laithy, wants the impact of the “Arab Spring” to further the chances of Middle East peace – and he foresees strengthening relations between his own country and Europe.

He said (20.3.13) the revolution in Egypt should bring a change in relations that would be “nothing except for the better”. … Read More »

Substitution Fraud: Horsemeat Lasagna?

  • February 18th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

lasagna.jpgEuropean authorities are actively studying a uniform testing regime to prevent meat substitution, after the discovery of horsemeat being sold as beef in thirteen or more countries. … 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 »

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