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Ending 2013: Mandela’s example taken note of worldwide …

  • December 20th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Nelson_Mandela-2008_(edit)RESIZEThe death of Nelson Mandela in South Africa, on 5.12.13, brought a thoughtful and respectful response worldwide, in keeping with the well-recognised character of the man.

The former anti-apartheid campaigner who served 27 of his 95 years as a political prisoner, provided moral leadership during the country’s transition from enforced racial segregation, and minority rule, to a system of democratic government. … Read More »

EU Olympic Triumph

  • August 30th, 2008
  • Posted by 7thmin

olympic-medals.jpgOnce again the European Union won the Olympic Games hands down.

Had the twenty-seven countries’ medals tally been aggregated, in the manner of, say, the Soviet Union in days gone by, world Olympic sports domination would be close to no-contest.

It might be a tribute to sports culture, good policy on health and fitness, or a plain outcome of having money and time to spend on sport, but the medals tally from the Beijing Olympic Games is telling a story of success for Europe. … Read More »