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Eurovision: Sweden win it, Australia in it – and new vision shown in Ireland, over gay rights …

  • May 25th, 2015
  • Posted by EU Australia

Eurovision Group Irish referendum 2015Swedish singer Mans Zelmerlow triumphed on Saturday night at the Eurovision Song Contest, his song ‘Heroes’ at the end of voting, delivering a clear win over the other great favourite, Russia’s Polina Gagarina singing ‘A Million Voices’ — 365 votes against 303. … Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

One Queen, A “Ladies’ Man”, And A Motorbike Rider …

  • May 18th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

queen-ireland-2011.jpegIt takes all types … In Ireland, Queen Elizabeth II was visiting as a peace-maker; dominique-strauss-kahn.jpg … in financial capitals, questions arose whether Dominique Strauss-Kahn, accused of a sex crime, could hope to stay on at the IMF;   casey-stoner-facebook.jpg  on the race track Australia’s Casey Stoner gunned his bike to a good win at LeMans.     … Read More »

“Me Too”: EU Ambassador Agrees On Shelving The CAP War

  • May 14th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

david-daly-2-reduced2.jpgThe European Union’s Ambassador to Australia, David Daley, has echoed his Australian counterpart in Brussels, in pronouncing the final end of conflict over trade in agriculture. … Read More »

Vatican: Saints and Villains

  • February 20th, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

vatican-absoluteitaly.jpgThe date of Mary McKillop’s canonisation has been announced, at the end of a  week in which the Vatican also took on the crisis over abuse of children by clergy in Ireland. … Read More »

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