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What Comes Next in 2015: Greeks elect anti-austerity SYRIZA

  • January 26th, 2015
  • Posted by EU Australia

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The left-wing SYRIZA group entered the week positioned to take government in Greece, with a wave of support for its rejection of the national austerity plan mandated by the European Union.

 

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Vanuatu : Freedom, Custom and Change …

  • August 17th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

2014 EU PICS SURFHandling the claims of the outside world – matching custom and change – is a way of life for the Ni-Vanuatu, the people of the Pacific Islands republic of Vanuatu. … 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 »

“Geneva not Jakarta” theme for Australian diplomacy this week …

  • January 21st, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

geneva jakartaThe Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, has set out to drum up some business through the World Economic Forum at Davos (22-25.1.14) in Switzerland.

Meanwhile the government in Canberra struggles to keep ahead of adverse trends closer to home, in Indonesia and Timor Leste. … Read More »

New “boat people” crisis off coast of Italy

  • January 4th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

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The rescue of 1000 would-be immigrants in wild seas off Italy, in the first days of 2014, has signaled a possible increase in pressure for passage into Europe.Some were taken on board, others towed into port. … Read More »

Ending 2013: Trouble in Italy

  • December 31st, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

The October boat-people tragedy; parliament’s distraction by Berlusconi; cyclonic floods…Italy map flag

SILVIO BERLUSCONI –  SPOT OF BOTHER

The Berlusconi episode in public life, in Italy, looked to be coming to a sorry and bitter end, when the former Prime Minister’s desperate-looking ploy to unseat the government came unstuck. … Read More »

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